David Miller

in Market, State, and Community

Published in print December 1990 | ISBN: 9780198278641
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599903 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks


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Should socialists encourage or discourage the expression of cultural diversity, especially ethnic diversity? Because they believe in grounding citizenship, in a common national identity, socialists must try to integrate ethnic groups into such an identity. They should not intervene in the area of private culture, but they should be prepared to design both political and education systems so as to discourage narrow sectional identities and foster a strong sense of citizen identity.

Keywords: citizenship; culture; democracy; education; ethnicity; national identity; political parties; toleration

Chapter.  7436 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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