ABSTRACT

First published in 1998, this volume emerged in the light of the resurgence of militant nationalism and racism since liberalism’s alleged triumph in 1989. We have to ask whether liberalism represents a bulwark against these deformations, or whether it is in fact their harbinger. Central themes explored in this interdisciplinary collection are: ¢ the position of the Romani, especially in central and eastern Europe ¢ the nature and scope of multiculturalism and its relation to conceptions of recognition ¢ the relations of liberalism to nationalism and racism ¢ the philosophical relation of ’the individual’ to national and other identities ¢ the debate between liberal and communitarian conceptions of personhood The book will thus be of particular interest to social and political scientists, philosophers and educationalists, as well as to anyone more generally concerned with contemporary issues of nationalism and racism.

chapter 2|16 pages

Liberalism, Multiculturalism and the Principles of Community

ByDavid Archard

chapter 3|20 pages

Ethnic Pluralism and the Liberal Virtues

ByJohn Edwards

chapter 4|9 pages

Liberalism, Nationalism and Identity

ByRoss Poole

chapter 5|16 pages

The Discourse of Liberalism in Post-Socialist Europe

ByLubica Učník

chapter 9|16 pages

Rawls: A Racist Theory of Justice?

ByEdward Garrett

chapter 10|20 pages

Liberalism Without Universalism?

ByGideon Calder

chapter 11|16 pages

Communitarianism and Obedience

ByAlison Assiter

chapter 12|17 pages

Being Some Body: Choice and Identity in a Liberal Pluralist World

ByKeith Graham

chapter 13|18 pages

Recognizing Multiculturalism

BySimon Thompson

chapter 14|19 pages

The Philosophy of Cultural Recognition

ByJonathan Seglow