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Politics in the Vernacular


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Part l. The Evolution of Minority Rights Debate 1: The New Debate over Minority Rights 2: Liberal Culturalism: An Emerging Consensus? 3: Do We Need a Liberal Theory of Minority Rights? Reply to Carens, Young, Parekh, and Frost Part ll. Ethnocultural Justice 4: Human Rights and Ethnocultural Justice 5: Minority Nationalism and Multination Federalism 6: Theorizing Indigenous Rights 7: Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice 8: The Theory and Practice of Immigrant Multiculturalism 9: A Crossroad in Race Relations Part lll. Misunderstanding Nationalism 10: From Enlightenment Cosmopolitanism to Liberal Nationalism 11: Cosmopolitanism, Nation-States, and Minority Nationalism 12: Misunderstanding Nationalism 13: The Paradox of Nationalism 14: American Multiculturalism in the International Arena 15: Minority Nationalism and Immigrant Integration Part lV: Democratic Citizenship in Multiethnic States 16: Education for Citizenship 17: Citizenship in an Era of Globalization: Commentary on Held 18: Liberal Egalitarianism and Civic Republicanism: Friends or Enemies?

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Will Kymlicka is the author of four books published by Oxford University Press: "Liberalism, Community, and Culture" (1989), "Contemporary Political Philosophy" (1990), "Multicultural Citizenship" (1995), which was awarded the Macpherson Prize by the Canadian Political Science Association, and the Bunche Award by the American Political Science Association, and "Finding Our Way: Rethinking Ethnocultural Relations in Canada" (1998). He is also the editor of "Justice in Political Philosophy" (Elgar, 1992), "The Rights of Minority Cultures" (Oxford, 1995), and "Ethnicity and Group Rights (NYU, 1997)". He is currently Professor of Philosophy at Queens University.


Takes a characteristically coherent and thoughtful multiculturalist stand on various issues such as global distributive justice, citizenship in multinational states, nationalism and federalism. Nations and Nationalism Kymlicka's criticisms set extremely high standards of rigor and even-handedness for critics of his own views ... this volume represents a further distinguished contribution to the remarkable recent flowering of Canadian political thought by one of its major representatives. Canadian Journal of Political Science Kymlicka's mid-level theory successfully tackles the confusion and obfuscation in our everyday discourse on ethnocultural justice ... displays a sophisticated philosophical engagement with reality, which exemplifies the very best of mid-level and applied contemporary political philosophy ... essential reading for anyone interested in the minority rights debate. Democratization Politics in the Vernacular presents a collection of extremely interesting and well-written essays that offer insightful and thought-provoking analysis of a number of issues central to the ongoing discourse surrounding minority rights. Importantly, its arguments are equally accessible to specialists and non-specialists, and the book contains a substantial independent bibliography and a thorough, helpful index. Shaun Young, Canadian Public Administration

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