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Within Western political philosophy, the rights of groups has often been neglected or addressed in only the narrowest fashion. Focusing solely on whether rights are exercised by individuals or groups misses what lies at the heart of ethnocultural conflict, leaving the crucial question unanswered: can the familiar system of common citizenship rights within liberal democracies sufficiently accommodate the legitimate interests of ethnic citizens.

Specifically, how does membership in an ethnic group differ from other groups, such as professional, lifestyle, or advocacy groups? How important is ethnicity to personal identity and self-respect, and does accommodating these interests require more than standard citizenship rights? Crucially, what forms of ethnocultural accommodations are consistent with democratic equality, individual freedom, and political stability? Invoking numerous cases studies and addressing the issue of ethnicity from a range of perspectives, Ethnicity and Group Rights seeks to answer these questions.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Preface
  2. p. xi
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. PART I: MEANINGS OF ETHNICITY AND GROUP RIGHTS
  2. p. 1
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-21
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  1. 2. Classifying Cultural Rights
  2. pp. 22-66
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  1. PART II: THE IDEA OF TOLERATION
  2. p. 67
  1. 3. Cultural Toleration
  2. pp. 69-104
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  1. 4. Response to Kukathas
  2. pp. 105-111
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  1. 5. On Human Diversity and the Limits of Toleration
  2. pp. 112-153
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  1. 6. The Idea of Nonliberal Constitutionalism
  2. pp. 154-184
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  1. PART III: THE NORMATIVE STATUS OF ETHNICITY
  2. p. 185
  1. 7. Group Rights and Ethnicity
  2. pp. 187-221
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  1. 8. On Justifying Special Ethnic Group Rights: Comments on Pogge
  2. pp. 222-231
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  1. PART IV: GROUP RIGHTS AND GROUP AGENCY
  2. p. 233
  1. 9. Group Agency and Group Rights
  2. pp. 235-256
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  1. 10. Common-Law Constructions of Group Autonomy: A Case Study
  2. pp. 257-289
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  1. 11. A Tale of Two Villages (Or, Legal Realism Comes to Town)
  2. pp. 290-346
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  1. PART V: GROUP REPRESENTATION
  2. p. 347
  1. 12. Deferring Group Representation
  2. pp. 349-376
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  1. 13. What Is a Balanced Committee? Democratic Theory, Public Law, and the Question of Fair Representation on Quasi-Legislative Bodies
  2. pp. 377-418
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  1. PART VI: DYNAMICS OF INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION
  2. p. 419
  1. 14. Self-Determination: Politics, Philosophy, and Law
  2. pp. 421-463
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  1. 15. Tribes, Regions, and Nationalism in Democratic Malawi
  2. pp. 464-503
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  1. 16. "That Time Was Apartheid, Now It's the New South Africa": Discourses of Race in Ruyterwacht, 1995
  2. pp. 504-539
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  1. 17. From Ethnic Exclusion to Ethnic Diversity: The Australian Path to Multiculturalism
  2. pp. 540-571
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  1. 18. Straight Gay Politics: The Limits of an Ethnic Model of Inclusion
  2. pp. 572-616
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 617-627
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814788851
Print ISBN
9780814780626
MARC Record
OCLC
794701074
Pages
640
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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