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Multiculturalism, social justice and the welfare state

Kymlicka Will

in Social justice and public policy

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9781861349347
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303404 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861349347.003.0004
Multiculturalism, social justice and the welfare state

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This chapter talks about the two challenges that are posed during the pursuit of social justice. It examines the relationship between fairness in the distribution of economic resources and the fairness in the accommodation of diversity. It outlines the current work on multicultural citizenship and then considers the concern that there is a trade-off between the welfare state and multiculturalism.

Keywords: challenges; fairness; economic resources; diversity; multiculturalism; citizenship

Chapter.  8450 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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