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Multiculturalism, universalism, and the claims of democracy

Anne Phillips

Multiculturalism, universalism, and the claims of democracy

by Anne Phillips

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Published by United Nations Research Institute for Social Development in Geneva .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Feminism.,
  • Multiculturalism.,
  • Cultural relativism.,
  • Women and democracy.,
  • Equality.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAnne Phillips.
    SeriesDemocracy, governance and human rights programme paper,, no. 7
    ContributionsUnited Nations Research Institute for Social Development.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHQ1161 .P45 2002
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 21 p. ;
    Number of Pages21
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3635150M
    LC Control Number2002436083
    OCLC/WorldCa53475953

    How can liberal democracy best be realized in a world fraught with conflicting new forms of identity politics and intensifying conflicts over culture? This book brings unparalleled clarity to the contemporary debate over this question. Maintaining that cultures are themselves torn by conflicts about their own boundaries, Seyla Benhabib challenges the assumption shared by many theorists and 3/5(2).   The idea that respect for cultural diversity conflicts with gender equality is now a staple of both public and academic debate. Yet discussion of these tensions is marred by exaggerated talk of cultural difference, leading to ethnic reductionism, cultural stereotyping, and a /5.

    PART III Multiculturalism, Universalism and Egalitarianism 7. The Abuse of 'Culture' 1. 'It's a Part of My Culture' 2. Up the Creek in the Black Canoe 3. The Equal Value of Cultures 4. Does Equal Treatment Require Equal Value? 5. The Limits of Conventionalism 6. The Limits of Universalism 8. The Politics of Multiculturalism 1. 6 The Limits of Universalism 8 The Politics of Multiculturalism 1 The Curious Political Success of Multiculturalism 2 Multiculturalism versus Democracy 3 If Multiculturalism Is the Answer, What Was the Question? 4 Culture versus Equality Notes Index

    Multiculturalism and Political Theory Over the past twenty years, debate surrounding cultural diversity has 5 Egalitarian liberalism and universalism Simon Caney 6 Contextualism, constitutionalism, and modus vivendi approaches Jacob T. Levy 7 Negotiation, deliberation, and the claims of politics Anthony Simon Laden v. The Universal and the Particular: I will start with an admission. The debate on PC is an unlikely source of intellectual material -- on both sides of the issue. The defenders of multiculturalism, sensitivity training and hate speech policies seem to have gone out of their way to lose the anecdote wars, a tendency encouraged and rewarded by the news coverage of the issues.


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Keywords: multiculturalism, universalism, cultural relativism, democracy, feminism Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service.

Public users can universalism freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter. "A brave and beautiful book that grows in power and poignancy after 9/ Rejecting the dismal view that the global world will be mired in the 'clash of civilizations' and the culture wars, Benhabib restores our faith in the human need to narrativize the historical and cultural experiences of self and other.

American universalism is threatened, and f irst and foremost, by multiculturalism, Arthur M. Schlesinger () alleges, in one of the most quoted books in the US of recent y : Carl-Ulrik Schierup. Phillips, Anne () Multiculturalism, universalism and the claims of democracy. In: Molyneux, Maxine and Razavi, Shahra, (eds.) Gender Justice, Development and studies in democratization.

Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. ISBN Full. This book features a collection of empirical and theoretical studies on developments in women’s rights in the s. It is divided into four parts. Part I focuses on the different aspects of liberalism and the challenges to its neo-liberal or contractarian form.

Part II examines the gender implications of the tensions between orthodox macroeconomic agendas, social rights, and welfare delivery. 'Anne Phillips's work demonstrates the exhilaration and importance of sustained critique.

This insightful work is the latest contribution in her deft and decisive critiques Multiculturalism multiculturalism. It lays out the moral, philosophical and practical grounds at stake in tackling the intractable Gordian knot of gender and culture. It raises all our hopes and forces us to rethink the most settled of.

The claims of multiculturalism. Multiculturalism is closely associated with “identity politics,” “the politics of difference,” and “the politics of recognition,” all of which share a commitment to revaluing disrespected identities and changing dominant patterns of representation and communication that marginalize certain groups (GutmannTaylorYoung ).

The s and s saw the collapse of authoritarian regimes in many parts of the world. This revitalized the debate over democratic and participatory governance and gave a major impulse to human rights agendas.

ln this context, women's movements flourished as strong advocates of women's rights and attained a considerable number of legal and institutional advances. Universalism implies that it is possible to apply generalized norms, values, or concepts to all people and cultures, regardless of the contexts in which they are located.

These norms may include a focus on human needs, rights, or biological and psychological processes and are based on the perspective that all people are essentially equivalent.

The emergence of culture as an arena of intense political controversy is one of the most puzzling aspects of our current condition. From Supreme Court decisions concerning the right of performance artists to smear themselves with excrement-like substances to a Canadian court’s admission of the oral stories of First Nations as legitimate evidence; from disputes over how to preserve historical.

Phillips, ‘Multiculturalism, Universalism and the Claims of Democracy,’ in M. Molyneux and S. Razavi (eds.), Gender Justice, Development and Rights (Oxford University Press, ), pp. – Volume III: Multiculturalism in the Public Sphere: City and School, Markets and Media.

Introduction / Maxine Molyneux and Shahra Razavi --I. Rethinking Liberal Rights and Universalism Women's Capabilities and Social Justice / Martha Nussbaum Gender Justice, Human Rights, and Neo-liberal Economic Policies / Diane Elson Multiculturalism, Universalism, and the Claims of Democracy / Anne Phillips --II.

'Multiculturalism, Universalism and the Claims of Democracy' in M. Molyneux and S. Razavi (eds) Gender Justice, Development and Rights, OUP,pp. – 'Recognition and the Struggle for Political Voice' in Barbara Hobson (ed) Recognition Struggles and Social Movements: Contested Identities, Agency and Power, Cambridge University Institutions: Gender Institute and Government.

A new edition of the highly acclaimed book Multiculturalism and "The Politics of Recognition," this paperback brings together an even wider range of leading philosophers and social scientists to probe the political controversy surrounding multiculturalism/5.

Multiculturalism began as a call for multicultural education in the s before widening its scope in the next decade to launch a widespread attack on the assimilationist tradition. Proponents of multiculturalism celebrated diversity and the preservation of ethnic and racial boundaries.

Some challenged the claims of a common American culture, while others called into question the existence of. 2 Multiculturalism, universalism and the claims of democracy 3 Dilemmas of gender and culture: the judge, the democrat and the political activist 4 What is ‘culture’.

5 What’s wrong with essentialism. 6 When culture means gender: issues of cultural defence in the English courts 7 Free to decide for oneself For a Global Ethic of Pluralist Universalism.

Professor Lord Bhikhu Parekh, Padma Bhushan, is a British-Indian political philosopher, whose books on Bentham, Marx, Arendt, Gandhi, multiculturalism and the politics of identity have been very well received in the academic communityand justifiably so.

In a book celebrating the sixtieth. of difference multiculturalism emphasizes and the recognition it claims can be quite disparate. First, multiculturalism may refer to claims of recognition by native and sub-state national groups abstract This article presents an overview of multicultural debates in western societies.

It introduces theFile Size: 1MB. "Reading this book was a deeply satisfying experience. Benhabib's model of democracy is firmly rooted in a systematic and well-developed moral theory, and her policy recommendations are informed both by extensive philosophical reflection and by her uncompromising commitment to individual identity."--Alison Jaggar, University of ColoradoCited by: Multiculturalism in South Africa: Dislodging the Binary between Universal Human liberalism because its deemed universalism makes its cultural claims/ principles invisible.

2 This is also the title of her book that sparked a debate published in same book. See Okin (). Buy Claims of Culture: Equality and Diversity in the Global Era 02 edition () by Seyla Benhabib for up to 90% off at   Multiculturalism, Universalism, and the Claims of Democracy, Anne Philips Part II: Social Sector Restructuring and Social Rights Political and Social Citizenship: An Examination of the Case of Poland, Jacqueline Heinen and Stéphane Portet.

Pluralist Universalism: An Asian Americanist Critique of U.S. and Chinese Multiculturalisms by Wen Jin is an extended comparison of U.S. and Chinese multiculturalisms during the post Cold War era. Her book situates itself at the intersection of Asian American literary critique and the growing field of comparative multiculturalism.5/5(2).