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Title: Liberal State and Multiculturalism: Confrontation or Compromise?
Other Titles: Journal of POLITICAL STUDIES, Vol. 07, March 2013, pp- 01-16
Authors: Bijukumar, V.
Keywords: Liberalism
Cultural Diversity
New Social Movements
Issue Date: Mar-2013
Publisher: University of North Bengal
Abstract: Classical liberalism with its genesis from Enlightenment took a negative approach to cultural diversity and minority rights. It does not recognize identities based on ethnicity, gender, cultural, nationality. Modern liberalism’s commitment to cultural diversity and minority rights emerged out of criticisms from within and outside. Modern liberalism recognizes and accommodates cultural diversity through institutional and policy mechanisms. However, modern liberal states are not free from tensions and conflicts. The competitive demand for accommodation and recognition by various communities and groups lead to instability in contemporary liberal democracies.
ISSN: 2278-4039
Appears in Collections:Vol. 07, (March 2013)

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