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Politics in the Vernacular: Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and Citizenship

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Will Kymlicka is widely regarded as the most influential and original theorist of the rights and status of ethnocultural groups in liberal democracies.This volume brings together fifteen of Will Kymlicka's recent essays on nationalism, multiculturalism and citizenship. These essays expand on the well-known theory of minority rights first developed in his Multicultural Citi ...more
Paperback, 392 pages
Published March 29th 2001 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 18th 2001)
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Thank goodness for essays like these! Peace!
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The number of stars I granted this book is not a political endorsement of its message, which lacks a critique of capitalism, to say the least. Rather, it reflects that the book is well-written, articulate, and engaging. It superbly does what it sets out to do.

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Will Kymlicka received his B.A. in philosophy and politics from Queen's University in 1984, and his D.Phil. in philosophy from Oxford University in 1987. He is the author of seven books published by Oxford University Press: Liberalism, Community, and Culture (1989), Contemporary Political Philosophy (1990; second edition 2002),Multicultural Citizenship (1995), which was awarded the Macpherson Priz ...more