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Is multiculturalism dead? : crisis and persistence in the constitutional state / Christian Joppke.

Author:
Joppke, Christian [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA, USA : Polity Press, 2017.
  • ©2017
Description:
vii, 213 pages ; 24 cm
Summary note:
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 domains 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.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 166-198) and index.
Contents:
What is dead and what is alive -- Multiculturalism : not one but many things -- Retreat of multiculturalism and civic integration -- Why multiculturalism is necessary : liberal law and the empowerment of gays and Muslims -- Multiculturalism v. antidiscrimination -- What remains : a multiculturalism of the individual.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780745692111 ((hardback ; : alk. paper))
  • 0745692117 ((hardback ; : alk. paper))
  • 9780745692128 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
  • 0745692125 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
  • ((Epub))
  • ((Mobi))
LCCN:
2016015421
OCLC:
946255007
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