Will Kymlicka

in Multicultural Citizenship

Published in print September 1996 | ISBN: 9780198290919
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599712 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Political Theory


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Liberal thinking on minority rights has too often been guilty of ethno‐centric assumptions, or of over‐generalization from particular cases, or of conflating political expedience with moral principle. If liberalism is to have any chance of taking root in newly emerging democracies, it must explicitly address, and find a theoretical accommodation for, the needs and aspirations of ethnic and national minorities.

Keywords: minority rights

Chapter.  983 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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