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The Theory and Practice of Immigrant Multiculturalism

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/10.1093/0199240981.003.0009
The Theory and Practice of Immigrant Multiculturalism

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The policies of Western democracies on immigrants have changed in the last 30 years from ‘assimilation’ to ‘multiculturalism.’ It is argued that most of these policies are justified in principle, and successful in practice. Multiculturalism is limited by the larger contexts of common public institutions and basic liberal-democratic principles. These limits form a coherent and defensible conception of immigrant integration.

Keywords: immigrants; multiculturalism; liberal democracy; integration; Western democracy; policy

Chapter.  11265 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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