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Introduction

Will Kymlicka

in Politics in the Vernacular

Published in print January 2001 | ISBN: 9780199240982
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599729 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199240981.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter discusses the three major themes shared by the essays included in this volume. These are the dialectic of nation building and minority rights, the gap between theory and practice of liberal democracies; and the effectiveness of emerging forms of nation-building and minority rights in Western democracies. It then presents an overview of these essays.

Keywords: nation building; minority rights; liberal democracies; Western democracies; ethnocultural groups

Chapter.  6011 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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