A Critical Assessment of Will Kymlicka's Theory of Minority Rights: Dilemmas of Liberal Multiculturalism

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/288519
Title:
A Critical Assessment of Will Kymlicka's Theory of Minority Rights: Dilemmas of Liberal Multiculturalism
Authors:
Hys, Dmytro
Abstract:
This thesis argues that to take into account only liberal interpretations of multicultural dilemmas would be insufficient and unrealistic in assessing the claims of justice for ethnocultural diversity. The current liberal approach as offered by Will Kymlicka is a good beginning for ethnic conflict management. However, his theory is marked by a number of limitations due to the fact that he operates only with the principles and norms of liberal institutions. In modern multiculturally constituted democracies, the presence and constant increase of cultural diversity challenges the self-understanding of liberal democracy. Kymlicka's liberal theory of multiculturalism has been challenged by several political theorists, who emphasize the insufficiency of his approach due its reliance on liberal readings of ethnic conflicts. [from Introduction, p. [1]]
Advisors:
Chaplin, Jonathan
Affiliation:
Institute for Christian Studies
Publisher:
Institute for Christian Studies
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/288519
Additional Links:
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR17790.PDF
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Keywords:
Multiculturalism; Liberalism; Kymlicka, Will; Community; Minorities; Benhabib, Seyla; Bhikhu C.; Carens, Joseph H.; Civil rights
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Rights holder:
This Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.
Degree Title:
Master of Philosophical Foundations
Appears in Collections:
Older Masters Theses

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dc.contributor.advisorChaplin, Jonathanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHys, Dmytroen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-05T00:30:53Z-
dc.date.available2013-05-05T00:30:53Z-
dc.date.availableNO_RESTRICTIONen_GB
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10756/288519-
dc.description.abstractThis thesis argues that to take into account only liberal interpretations of multicultural dilemmas would be insufficient and unrealistic in assessing the claims of justice for ethnocultural diversity. The current liberal approach as offered by Will Kymlicka is a good beginning for ethnic conflict management. However, his theory is marked by a number of limitations due to the fact that he operates only with the principles and norms of liberal institutions. In modern multiculturally constituted democracies, the presence and constant increase of cultural diversity challenges the self-understanding of liberal democracy. Kymlicka's liberal theory of multiculturalism has been challenged by several political theorists, who emphasize the insufficiency of his approach due its reliance on liberal readings of ethnic conflicts. [from Introduction, p. [1]]en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR17790.PDFen_GB
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/-
dc.subjectMulticulturalismen_GB
dc.subjectLiberalismen_GB
dc.subjectKymlicka, Willen_GB
dc.subjectCommunityen_GB
dc.subjectMinoritiesen_GB
dc.subjectBenhabib, Seylaen_GB
dc.subjectBhikhu C.en_GB
dc.subjectCarens, Joseph H.en_GB
dc.subjectCivil rightsen_GB
dc.subject.lcshMulticulturalismen_GB
dc.subject.lcshLiberalismen_GB
dc.subject.lcshCommunitiesen_GB
dc.subject.lcshMinorities--Civil rightsen_GB
dc.titleA Critical Assessment of Will Kymlicka's Theory of Minority Rights: Dilemmas of Liberal Multiculturalismen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.type.degreetitleMaster of Philosophical Foundationsen_GB
dc.rights.holderThis Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.en_GB
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