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Multicultural CitizenshipA Liberal Theory of Minority Rights$
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Will Kymlicka

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198290919

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198290918.001.0001

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Justice and Minority Rights

Justice and Minority Rights

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(p.107) Chapter 6 Justice and Minority Rights
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Multicultural Citizenship
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Will Kymlicka (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198290918.003.0006

Explores the main arguments in favour of group‐differentiated rights for ethnic groups and national minorities. In particular, it distinguishes between equality‐based arguments, which aim to show that the minority is facing some sort of unfair disadvantage that can be rectified by a group‐differentiated right, and various history‐based arguments, which aim to show that the minority has some historical claim to the group‐differentiated right, based on prior sovereignty, treaties, or some other historical agreement or precedent. It also considers arguments that appeal to the intrinsic value of cultural diversity, and how these relate to both the equality‐based and history‐based arguments.

Keywords:   group differentiation, group rights, minority rights

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