Democracy, Nationalism and Multiculturalism (Routledge by Ramón Máiz, Ferrán Requejo

By Ramón Máiz, Ferrán Requejo

Democracy, Nationalism and Multiculturalism offers an up to date evaluate of subnational and multicultural matters in Western multinational states. The booklet contains normative, institutional and comparative debts of key matters such as:

* politics and guidelines of accommodation
* multiculturalism
* popularity of team rights
* federalist reforms and debates in Canada and eu states
* the political building of the ecu Union.

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We could also argue that the fundamentalist misrepresents the nature and contents of the scriptures and is even dishonest in his attitude to them. By their very nature, all scriptures are general in their injunctions and need to be interpreted in the light of and adapted to changing circumstances. And since they include the written text as well as the life and sayings of the divine mediator, their contents do not all unambiguously point in the same direction. They can be read in several different ways, some more faithful than others but none final and definitive, and a more satisfactory interpretation of them can emerge only from a patient dialogue between them.

452. 5. Iris Marion Young, Inclusion and Democracy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000), p. 7. 6. For more on multiculturalism’s challenge to liberal models of citizenship, see Andrea Semprini, Le multiculturalisme (Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 1997). 40 Alain-G. Gagnon and Raffaele Iacovino 7. See Young, Inclusion and Democracy, in particular Ch. 3, where she offers a review of arguments which ‘construct group specific justice claims as an assertion of group identity, and argue that the claims endanger democratic communication because they only divide the polity into selfish interest groups’, p.

Minority cultures are rendered unequal participants and second-class citizens if their sources of meaning are neglected in the public realm. As such, the ideal of equality cannot be achieved if citizens are forced to conform to a civic denial of identity, a renewed self-definition for individual citizens. Isajiw notes that the force of multiculturalism arises out of a particular sentiment in which citizen dignity is tied to the collective dignity of one’s ethnic community. 9 Charles Taylor explains: The demand for recognition in [the politics of multiculturalism] is given urgency by the supposed links between recognition and identity [.

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