Multiculturalism

[Revised entry by Sarah Song on August 12, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The idea of multiculturalism in contemporary political philosophy is about how to understand and respond to
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[Revised entry by Sarah Song on August 12, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The idea of multiculturalism in contemporary political philosophy is about how to understand and respond to the challenges associated with cultural and religious diversity. The term "multicultural" is often used as a descriptive term to characterize the fact of diversity in a society, but in what follows, the focus is on its prescriptive use in the context of Western liberal democratic societies. While the term has come to encompass a variety of prescriptive claims, it is fair to say that defenders of...

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