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Political Science Cultural Policy

Identity Politics in the Public Realm

Bringing Institutions Back In

edited by Avigail Eisenberg & Will Kymlicka

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2011
Category
Cultural Policy, General, Discrimination & Race Relations
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780774820813
    Publish Date
    Oct 2011
    List Price
    $95.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780774820820
    Publish Date
    Jul 2012
    List Price
    $34.95

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In an age of multiculturalism and identity politics, many minority groups seek some form of official recognition or public accommodation of their identity. But can public institutions accurately recognize or accommodate something as subjective and dynamic as “identity?” Avigail Eisenberg and Will Kymlicka lead a distinguished team of scholars who explore state responses to identity claims worldwide. Their case studies focus on key issues where identity is central to public policy. By illuminating both the risks and opportunities of institutional responses to diversity, this volume shows that public institutions can either enhance or distort the benefits of identity politics.

About the authors

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Will Kymlicka is the Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy at Queen’s University. He is the author of seven books published by Oxford University Press, most recently Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights (2011), co-authored with Sue Donaldson. His previous books include Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights (1995) and Multicultural Odysseys: Navigating the New International Politics of Diversity (2007). In 2013, he delivered the HLA Hart Memorial Lecture at the University of Oxford on Animals and the Frontiers of Citizenship.

 

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