The Limits of Liberal Multiculturalism

Towards an Individuated Approach to Cultural Diversity

  • Annamari Vitikainen

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Ethics and Public Policy book series (PASEPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

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  3. Justifying Minority Rights: The Grand Theories and Their Constraints

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      Pages 15-18
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  4. Liberal Multiculturalism and Allocation of Minority Rights

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-101
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 189-226

About this book


The Limits of Liberal Multiculturalism provides a timely analysis of some of the weaknesses, as well as the successes, of the liberal multicultural project. It also takes a step forward by developing a pluralist, individual-centred approach to allocating minority rights in practice.


Liberalism multiculturalism cultural diversity minority rights group membership self-identification identity recognition cultural defence autonomy culture equality individual project

Authors and affiliations

  • Annamari Vitikainen
    • 1
  1. 1.UiT The Arctic University of NorwayTromsøNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-68060-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-40462-6
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