Accommodating Cultural Diversity by Tierneyq, Stephen Tierney

By Tierneyq, Stephen Tierney

This booklet explores contemporary advancements within the thought and perform of accommodating cultural variety inside of democratic constitutional orders. It brings jointly philosophers and criminal students to discover the inter-play among the normative precepts complex by means of the previous for the lodging of cultural pluralism and the truth of that lodging because it performs itself out in political and felony perform, as defined through the latter. the purpose of the e-book is to supply a holistic photograph of the constitutional administration of cultural range in the course of the prisms of other disciplines and reviews: theoretical and functional. Contributions come from Canada, Scotland and England and focus on major case stories: a noticeable learn of the lodging of indigenous peoples inside assorted constitutional orders and, secondly, the function of the courts as their method of cultural range evolves in advanced pluralist democracies similar to Australia, Canada and the united kingdom.

Show description

Read Online or Download Accommodating Cultural Diversity PDF

Similar politics books

Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know?

The intelligence disasters surrounding the invasion of Iraq dramatically illustrate the need of constructing criteria for comparing professional opinion. This booklet fills that want. right here, Philip E. Tetlock explores what constitutes common sense in predicting destiny occasions, and appears at why specialists are usually unsuitable of their forecasts.

A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State

In a central authority of Wolves: The rising American Police nation, John W. Whitehead charts America's transition from a society ruled via "we the people" to a police nation ruled through the powerful arm of the legislations. In such an atmosphere, the legislation turns into another software to oppress the folks.

World Report 2014: Events of 2013

Human Rights Watch's global file 2014 is the worldwide rights watchdog's flagship twenty-fourth annual evaluation of worldwide tendencies and information in human rights. a useful source for reporters, diplomats, and electorate, it gains not just incisive kingdom surveys but in addition a number of hard-hitting essays highlighting key human rights matters.

The Politics of Change

Kant outlined the Enlightenment as humanity's try to depart in the back of its self-imposed immaturity. Social concept is hence charged with enlightening the human situation and its social structure to be able to in achieving adulthood and human dignity. Enlightenment is a completely subversive enterprise. The authors to this quantity are certainly not disturbed via the declare that everyone contributes to society in keeping with their skill and that everyone gets based on their wishes.

Additional resources for Accommodating Cultural Diversity

Example text

As in Canada, they have their own diversity programs and/or equity officers. As Nathan Glazer puts it, ‘we are all multiculturalists now’ (Glazer 1997). Similarly, in Britain, while there is no nationwide multiculturalism policy, the same basic ideas and principles are pursued through their race relations policy. All of these countries have accepted the same two-fold change: adopting race-neutral admissions and naturalisation policies, and imposing on public institutions a duty to accommodate immigrant ethnocultural diversity.

8 If we move beyond the established Western democracies, Cyprus is an obvious case: the Turkish-Cypriot minority is seen by the Greek-Cypriot-dominated state as likely to collaborate with aggression/intervention by Turkey. The Global Diffusion of Multiculturalism 29 securitisation of ethnic relations erodes both the democratic space to voice minority demands, and the likelihood that those demands will be accepted. In most Western countries, however, ethnic politics have been almost entirely ‘de-securitised’.

Similar fears were expressed about the German minority in Belgium or Denmark. These countries worried that Germany might invade in the name of ‘liberating’ their co-ethnic Germans, and that the German minority would collaborate with such an invasion. 8 Part of the reason for this is that Western states do not have neighbouring enemies who might invade them. NATO has been spectacularly successful in removing the possibility of one Western country invading its neighbours. As a result, the question of whether national minorities and indigenous peoples would be loyal in the event of invasion by a neighbouring state has been removed from the table.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.14 of 5 – based on 9 votes