Multicultural Questions by Christian Joppke

Multicultural Questions

EditorChristian Joppke, Steven Lukes

Hardcover | October 7, 1999

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This volume assembles leading scholars from a range of disciplines to debate multiculturalism in theory and practice. The volume is grouped around four central questions raised by multiculturalism; Is universalism ethnocentric?; Does multiculturalism threaten citizenship?; Do minoritiesrequire group rights?; and what can Europe learn from North America? The book aims to answer these questions by moving the debate about multicultural questions into a more consensual mode. The authors show a resistance to either endorsing or rejecting multiculturalism, but a preference fordissecting and differentiating the concrete historical and geographical contexts in which specified versions of multiculturalism make sense, and others in which they do not.

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Christian Joppke is Associate Professor in the Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, Florence. Steven Lukes is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy, University of Siena, Italy
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Title:Multicultural QuestionsFormat:HardcoverPublished:October 7, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019829610X

ISBN - 13:9780198296102

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1.Christian Joppke and Steven Lukes: Introduction: Multicultural Questions2. Martin Hollis: Is Universalism Ethnocentric?3. Seyla Benhabib: Nous et les Autres? 'We' and the 'Others'?4. Jeff Spinner-Halev: Cultural Pluralism and Partial Citizenship5. Ayelet Shachar: The Paradox of Multicultural Vulnerability: Identity Groups, the State, and Individual Rights6. Will Kymlicka: An Update from the Multiculturalism Wars: Comments on Shachar and Spinner-Halev7. Rainer Baubock: Liberal Justifications for Ethnic Group Rights8. Yael Tamir: Against Collective Rights9. Nathan Glazer: Multiculturalism and American Exceptionalism10. Martin Schain: Minorities and Immigrant Incorporation in France: The State and The Dynamics of Multiculturalism11. Eric Fassin: `Good to Think': The American Reference in French Discourse of Immigration and Ethnicity12. Christian Joppke and Steven Lukes: How can we be European? Multicultural Questions in Transatlantic Perspective

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`this is certainly a book well worth reading.'Soledad Garcia, Int. Affairs, Vol.77, No.1, Jan 01.