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Is Multiculturalism Dead?: Crisis and Persistence in the Constitutional State

Is Multiculturalism Dead?: Crisis and Persistence in the Constitutional State (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Joppke, Christian

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Multiculturalism is controversial in the liberal state and has frequently been declared dead, even in countries that have never had a policy under that name. This authoritative book reviews the different meanings multiculturalism has acquired across theories, countries, and domai...ns to investigate the extent of its demise and the ways in which it lives on. Christian Joppke cogently argues that, beyond the ebb and flow of policy, liberal constitutionalism itself bears out a multiculturalism of the individual that is not only alive but necessary in a liberal society. Through a provocative comparison of homosexuality in the United States and Islam in Europe, he shows that liberal constitutionalism constrains majority power, requiring the state to be neutral about people s values and ethical commitment. It cannot but give rise to multiple ways of life or cultures, as people are endowed with the freedom to embrace them. Accordingly, impulses towards multiculturalism persist, but with a new accent on the individual, rather than groups, as the unit of integration. Tightly argued and clearly written, this book provides a judicious assessment of multiculturalism in the West and will be of interest to a broad readership across the social sciences and legal studies.
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ISBN 9780745692128
Released NZ 2 Dec 2016
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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3 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays

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ISBN-13 9780745692128
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Polity Press
Released 2 Dec 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Joppke, Christian
Category Multicultural Studies
Constitution: Government & The State
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 17mm
Dewey Code 305.8
Weight 336g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Multiculturalism, State, The
NBS Text Government & Constitution
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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