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Some Doubts About ‘Ethnocultural Justice’

Alexander Ossipov

in Can Liberal Pluralism be Exported?

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780199248155
Published online October 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602955 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019924815X.003.0008
 Some Doubts About ‘Ethnocultural Justice’

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This paper presents some criticisms against Kymlicka’s ideas on ‘ethnocultural justice’. It argues that many of Kymlicka’s suggestions do not apply to the realities of the former Soviet Union, particularly Russia. It identifies fundamental problems to Kymlicka’s approach: that his basic assumptions are arbitrary and disputable, the internal logic seems contradictory, potential gains are overestimated, and some potentially undesirable effects are not considered.

Keywords: ethnocultural justice; ethnic groups; group rights; minorities; statehood; autonomy

Chapter.  5626 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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