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Download Group Rights as Human Rights: A Liberal Approach to Multiculturalism (Law and Philosophy Library) PDF eBook

Download Group Rights as Human Rights: A Liberal Approach to Multiculturalism (Law and Philosophy Library) PDF eBook

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>>> Download Group Rights as Human Rights: A Liberal Approach to Multiculturalism (Lawand Philosophy Library) eBook <<<From the Back Cover Liberal theories have long insisted that cultural diversity in democraticsocieties can be accommodated through classical liberal tools, in particular through individualrights, and they have often rejected the claims of cultural minorities for group rights as illiberal.Group Rights as Human Rights argues that such a rejection is misguided. Based on a thoroughanalysis of the concept of group rights, it proposes to overcome the dominant dichotomybetween "individual" human rights and "collective" group rights by recognizing that grouprights also serve individual interests. It also challenges the claim that group rights, sounderstood, conflict with the liberal principle of neutrality; on the contrary, these rights helprealize the neutrality ideal as they counter cultural biases that exist in Western states. Grouprights deserve to be classified as human rights because they respond to fundamental, andmorally important, human interests. Reading the theories of Will Kymlicka and Charles Tayloras complementary rather than opposed, Group Rights as Human Rights sees group rights asanchored both in the value of cultural belonging for the development of individual autonomyand in each person??™s need for a recognition of her identity. This double foundation hasimportant consequences for the scope of group rights: it highlights their potential not only indealing with national minorities but also with immigrant groups; and it allows to determine howfar such rights should also benefit illiberal groups. Participation, not intervention, should herebe the guiding principle if group rights are to realize the liberal promise.Download Group Rights as Human Rights: A Liberal Approach to Multiculturalism (Law andPhilosophy Library) eBook - Click HERE!

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