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Author Kymlicka, Will.

Title Multicultural odysseys : navigating the new international politics of diversity / Will Kymlicka
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2007]


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Description ix, 374 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction -- The shifting international context : from post-war universal human rights to post-Cold War minority rights -- The forms of liberal multiculturalism -- The origins of liberal multiculturalism : sources and preconditions -- Evaluating liberal multiculturalism in practice -- The European experiment -- The global challenge -- Conclusion : the way forward?
Summary "We are currently witnessing the global diffusion of multiculturalism, both as a political discourse and as a set of international legal norms. States today are under increasing international scrutiny regarding their treatment of ethnocultural groups, and are expected to meet evolving international standards regarding the rights of indigenous peoples, national minorities, and immigrants. This phenomenon represents a veritable revolution in international relations, yet has received little public or scholarly attention. In this book, Kymlicka examines the factors underlying this change, and the challenges it raises. Against those critics who argue that multiculturalism is a threat to universal human rights, Kymlicka shows that the sort of multiculturalism that is being globalized is inspired and constrained by the human rights revolution, and embedded in a framework of liberal-democratic values."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Minorities -- Civil rights.
Ethnic groups -- Civil rights.
LC no. 2007014215
ISBN 9780199280407 (hbk.)
0199280401 (hbk.)