Download E-books Group Rights as Human Rights: A Liberal Approach to Multiculturalism (Law and Philosophy Library) PDF

By Neus Torbisco Casals

Liberal theories have lengthy insisted that cultural variety in democratic societies might be accommodated via classical liberal instruments, specifically via person rights, they usually have usually rejected the claims of cultural minorities for workforce rights as intolerant. Group Rights as Human Rights argues that any such rejection is faulty. in accordance with an intensive research of the concept that of crew rights, it proposes to beat the dominant dichotomy among "individual" human rights and "collective" crew rights through spotting that workforce rights additionally serve person pursuits. It additionally demanding situations the declare that crew rights, so understood, clash with the liberal precept of neutrality; to the contrary, those rights aid discover the neutrality perfect as they counter cultural biases that exist in Western states. staff rights need to be categorised as human rights simply because they reply to primary, and morally vital, human pursuits. examining the theories of Will Kymlicka and Charles Taylor as complementary instead of hostile, Group Rights as Human Rights sees crew rights as anchored either within the worth of cultural belonging for the advance of person autonomy and in every one person’s desire for a acceptance of her identification. This double beginning has vital results for the scope of team rights: it highlights their strength not just in facing nationwide minorities but additionally with immigrant teams; and it permits to figure out how a ways such rights also needs to gain intolerant teams. Participation, no longer intervention, should still right here be the guideline if team rights are to gain the liberal promise.

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