Citizenship in Diverse Societies by Will Kymlicka

Citizenship in Diverse Societies

EditorWill Kymlicka, Wayne Norman

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Is it possible, in a modern, pluralistic society, to promote common bonds of citizenship while at the same time accommodating and showing respect for ethnocultural diversity? 'Citizenship' and 'diversity' have been two of the major topics of debate in both democratic politics and politicaltheory over the past decade. Much has been written about the importance of citizenship, civic identities, and civic virtues for the functioning of liberal democracies, and also about the need to accommodate the ethnocultural, linguistic, and religious pluralism that is a fact of life in most modernstates. By and large, however, these two topics have been largely discussed in mutual isolation. Much of the writing on the issues of both citizenship and diversity remains rather abstract and general and disconnected from the concrete issues of public policy and institutional design. Citizenship in Diverse Societies examines the specific points of conflict and convergence between concerns for citizenship and diversity in democratic societies and reassesses and refines existing theories of 'diverse citizenship' by examining these theories in the light of actual practices andpolicies of pluralistic democracies.

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Will Kymlicka is at Queen's University Canada. Wayne Norman is at University of British Columbia.
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Title:Citizenship in Diverse SocietiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:March 16, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Will Kymlicka and Wayne Norman: Citizenship in Diverse Societies: an introductionPart I: Citizenship Education and Religious Diversity2. Eamonn Callan: Discrimination and Religious Schooling3. Jeff Spinner-Halev: Extending Diversity: Religion in Public and Private EducationPart II: Political Participation and Group Representation4. Jane Mansbridge: What Does a Representative Do? Descriptive Representation in Communicative Settings of Distrust, Uncrystallized Interests, and Historically Denigrated Status5. Melissa Williams: The Uneasy Alliance of Deliberative Democracy and Group RepresentationPart III: Immigration, Identity and Multiculturalism6. Jeremy Waldron: Cultural Identity and Civic Responsibility7. Tariq Modood: Anti-Essentialism, Multiculturalism and the Recognition of Religious GroupsPart IV: Gender and Ethnic Diversity8. Ayelet Shachar: Should Church and State be Joined at the Altar: Women's Rights and the Multicultural Dilemma9. Sawitri Saharso: Female Autonomy and Cultural Imperative: Two Hearts Beating TogetherPart V: Language Rights10. Denise Reaume: Official Language Rights: Intrinsic Value and the Protection of Difference11. Pierre Coulombe: Citizenship and Official Bilingualism in CanadaPart VI: The Rights of Indigenous Peoples12. Jacob Levy: Three Modes of Incorporating Indigenous Law13. John Borrows: Landed Citizenship: Narratives of Aboriginal Political ParticipationPart VII: Federalism and Nationalism14. Graham Smith: Sustainable Federalism, Democratisation and Distributive Justice15. Rainer Baubock: Why Stay Together: A Pluralist Approach to Secession and Federation

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`this is a good book with which to agree and disagree.'Jean Laponce, Canadian Rev. of Studies in Nationalism, XXVII, 2000.