Means, Ends and the Idea of Freedom
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This multi-faceted perforation' and thus the mounting incoherence is especially true of those sovereign' states presently responsible for, and subject to, the astonishing acceleration. This is clear in the classic texts of Enlightenment political theory and appears most famously in Rousseau's treatise on the notion of a Social Contract, a work that inspired the political universalism of Kant. This chapter outlines some of the claims and sources of the critique of sovereignty and highlights their shortcomings. This quote, although intended as a critique of parliamentary sovereignty, simultaneously affirms the need for a reconsideration of sovereignty in a more abstract sense. Puralist theory or Multiculturalism and the accompanying degeneration of sovereignty endanger rather than promote the prospects of a peaceful co-existence of different cultures and religions. The Multiculturalist dissatisfaction with assimilatory conceptions of universality is of great theoretical importance. This account is an attempt to avoid the contradiction contained in the idea that one has the right' to choose to be part of a personality/identity-shaping culture.