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Vol 23 No 1 Jan/Feb 2018

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Citizenship and Rights in Multicultural Societies

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ISBN13: 9781853311123
ISBN: 185331112X
Published: January 1996
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Format: Hardback
Price: £39.00

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The debates around contemporary conflict between liberal democracies and special interest groups within society is examined in this book. An international team of authors dwell on Eastern European ethnic conflicts and the political and civil impact of immigrants on Britain, France and Germany.

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Law and Society
Multiculturalism and citizenship in the liberal state: to share or not to share? The liberal treaty revisited; the concept of the nation and the question of nationalism - the traditional ""nation state"" versus a multicultural ""commmunity state""; political and juridical approaches to justice toward groups. Citizenship and rights in multicultural Britain: when culture becomes race - religious identities and the nation; the political sociology of a multicultural society; ""a union without cohesion"" - religion national identity and the ""British constitution"" in the 19th Century. Citizenship and rights in multicultural Europe and America: multiculturalism and constitutional values in Germany; constitutional equality and the anti-discrimination principle in France - the French system in comparative perspective; America and multiculturalism; rights in a pluralist state - the case of Spain; ;legal rights, the new minorities and multiculturalism in contemporary Italy. Constitutional rights and constitutionalism in multicultural societies: minorities and protected minorities - constitutional models compared; constitutions and rights in Central and Eastern Europe; creating citizens for a constitutional democracy; postscript - multiculturalism in Europe and America.