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Gender and Justice in Multicultural Liberal States$
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Monique Deveaux

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199289790

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289790.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Gender and Justice in Multicultural Liberal States
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Monique Deveaux (Contributor Webpage)

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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289790.003.0001

This chapter introduces the main problem of the book: the tensions that exist between cultural rights, and accommodation and formal protection for sexual equality in liberal constitutional democracies. It also discusses the unsatisfactory treatment of this problem within much recent mainstream political philosophy, especially liberal theories of multiculturalism and deliberative democracy theory.

Keywords:   internal minorities, cultural minorities, nonliberal, multicultural accommodation, toleration, cultural practices, sexual equality, cultural conflicts, democratic agency, democratic legitimacy

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