Can Will Kymlicka Be Exported to Russia?

Magda Opalski

in Can Liberal Pluralism be Exported?

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780199248155
Published online October 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602955 | DOI:
 Can Will Kymlicka Be Exported to Russia?

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This paper examines how liberal political theory addresses the issue of ethnocultural diversity in Russia. Russian liberals are still in the early stage of efforts to articulate a vision of post-Soviet Russia. Slow to liberate itself from the legacy of the Soviet system, the culture relies on the language of institutionalised ethnicity, ethnic federalism, and ethnic group rights. Built on assumptions of ascribed status, collectivism, and primordialism, Russia’s current political culture provides not fertile soil for the adoption of Kymlicka’ model of liberal pluralism.

Keywords: Russia; liberal pluralism; ethnocultural diversity

Chapter.  8640 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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