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Can Liberal Pluralism be Exported?Western Political Theory and Ethnic Relations in Eastern Europe$
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Will Kymlicka and Magda Opalski

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199248155

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2005

DOI: 10.1093/019924815X.001.0001

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Nation‐States and Immigrant Societies

Nation‐States and Immigrant Societies

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(p.150) 2.4 Nation‐States and Immigrant Societies
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Can Liberal Pluralism be Exported?
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Michael Walzer (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019924815X.003.0006

This paper presents an alternative to William Kymlicka’s approach for the integration or accommodation of ethnocultural groups in democratic states. It contends that there are different types of states, and that the differences need to be described before their consequences can be argued. The thicker the ‘national’ culture, the more likely it is that large groups of immigrants will have to be accommodated as national minorities rather than as hyphenated nationals. Or, alternatively, multiculturalism may have to take a more corporatist form when the dominant culture is strongly supported by the state.

Keywords:   nation-states, immigrants, national culture, multiculturalism, integration, accommodation

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