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Allt annat lika - Gruppspecifika rättigheter och kulturella minoriteter

Bruhn, Fredrik LU (2009) STVK01 20092
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This essay concerns the problematic and highly contested topic of group specific rights for cultural minorities. I ask the question whether group specific rights for cultural minorities can be justified within the context of liberal democracy, and use the tools provided by normative analysis to analyse and provide an answer to this question. I start out with pinpointing the conflict that lies within the basic values of liberal democracy concerning a politics of difference or recognition and the equal treatment of all. Through an analysis and critique of theories put forward mainly by Charles Taylor, Will Kymlicka and Nancy Fraser I argue that a theory of group specific rights for cultural minorities must meet the double demand of, first of... (More)
This essay concerns the problematic and highly contested topic of group specific rights for cultural minorities. I ask the question whether group specific rights for cultural minorities can be justified within the context of liberal democracy, and use the tools provided by normative analysis to analyse and provide an answer to this question. I start out with pinpointing the conflict that lies within the basic values of liberal democracy concerning a politics of difference or recognition and the equal treatment of all. Through an analysis and critique of theories put forward mainly by Charles Taylor, Will Kymlicka and Nancy Fraser I argue that a theory of group specific rights for cultural minorities must meet the double demand of, first of all, a dynamic, and reflexive understanding of cultural identity formation and cultural differences, and secondly, a perspective that treats cultural rights as rights based on a claim of justice. I then, based on these requirements and the theory of deliberative democracy, as put forward by Seyla Benhabib, together with an argument concerning equality, argue and come to the conclusion that there is indeed good reasons for adopting group specific rights for some cultural minorities. (Less)
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Bruhn, Fredrik LU
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STVK01 20092
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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minoritetsrättigheter, rättvisa, kultur, erkännande, mångkulturalism
language
Swedish
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1526174
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2010-02-01 11:45:34
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  abstract     = {This essay concerns the problematic and highly contested topic of group specific rights for cultural minorities. I ask the question whether group specific rights for cultural minorities can be justified within the context of liberal democracy, and use the tools provided by normative analysis to analyse and provide an answer to this question. I start out with pinpointing the conflict that lies within the basic values of liberal democracy concerning a politics of difference or recognition and the equal treatment of all. Through an analysis and critique of theories put forward mainly by Charles Taylor, Will Kymlicka and Nancy Fraser I argue that a theory of group specific rights for cultural minorities must meet the double demand of, first of all, a dynamic, and reflexive understanding of cultural identity formation and cultural differences, and secondly, a perspective that treats cultural rights as rights based on a claim of justice. I then, based on these requirements and the theory of deliberative democracy, as put forward by Seyla Benhabib, together with an argument concerning equality, argue and come to the conclusion that there is indeed good reasons for adopting group specific rights for some cultural minorities.},
  author       = {Bruhn, Fredrik},
  keyword      = {minoritetsrättigheter,rättvisa,kultur,erkännande,mångkulturalism},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Allt annat lika - Gruppspecifika rättigheter och kulturella minoriteter},
  year         = {2009},
}