Political Community, Liberal-Nationalism and the Ethics of Assimilation

Mason, Andrew (1999) Political Community, Liberal-Nationalism and the Ethics of Assimilation. Ethics, 2, (109), 261-281.


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Most states contain considerable cultural diversity. Some liberals-let us call them liberal-nationalists-believe that it is important nevertheless for these states to forge or sustain a shared national identity the realization of liberal values is jeopardized. In effect, liberal-nationalists of this kind believe that national community is a precondition for the viability of political community as liberals conceive it.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0014-1704 (print)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Politics and International Relations
ePrint ID: 33944
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Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:00
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/33944

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