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Macmillan Higher Education

Rethinking Multiculturalism

Cultural Diversity and Political Theory

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Ebook - 9780333984444

29 June 2000

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In this important book Bhikhu Parekh shows that the Western tradition of political philosophy from Plato onwards has very limited theoretical resources to cope with cultural diversity. He then discusses how the Western...

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In this important book Bhikhu Parekh shows that the Western tradition of political philosophy from Plato onwards has very limited theoretical resources to cope with cultural diversity. He then discusses how the Western tradition can be revised and what new conceptual tools are needed. The core of the book addresses the important theoretical questions raised by contemporary multicultural society, especially the nature and limits of intercultural equality and fairness, national identity, citizenship, and cross-cultural political discourse.

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  • Definitive statement of position by one of the or top scholars in the field in the world
  • Provides a broadranging analysis of a key issue in political philosophy and political practice
  • Will have very extensive review coverage and pre publication endorsement by other leading figures in the field

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Moral Monism
Forms of Pluralism
Contemporary Liberal Responses to Diversity
Conceptualising Human Beings
Understanding Culture
Reconstituting the Modern State
The Political Structure of Multicultural Society
Equality in a Multicultural Society
Logic of Intercultural Evaluation
Politics, Religion and Free Speech
Conclusion
Endnotes
Bibliography.

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BHIKHU PAREKH is Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics. A political theorist of international renown he has held visiting chairs at many of the top US universities as well as in Vienna and Barcelona. He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Baroda and a member of India's University Grants Commission in the early 1980s. On his return to the UK he became Deputy Chairman and Acting Chairman of the Commission for Racial Equalty. He is currently chair of the Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain whose report will be launched by leading government ministers in autumn 2000. He was elected British Asian of the Year in 1992 and received the BBC's award for special lifetime achievement in...

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BHIKHU PAREKH is Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics. A political theorist of international renown he has held visiting chairs at many of the top US universities as well as in Vienna and Barcelona. He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Baroda and a member of India's University Grants Commission in the early 1980s. On his return to the UK he became Deputy Chairman and Acting Chairman of the Commission for Racial Equalty. He is currently chair of the Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain whose report will be launched by leading government ministers in autumn 2000. He was elected British Asian of the Year in 1992 and received the BBC's award for special lifetime achievement in 1999. He was awarded The Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize for lifetime contribution to political studies by the Political Studies Association in 2003.

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