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All major western countries at the beginning of the 21st century contain groups that differ in their religious beliefs, customary practices or ideas about the right way in which to live. How should public policy respond to this diversity? In this work, Brian Barry challenges the orthodox answer and develops a restatement of an egalitarian liberalism for the century. It was assumed without much question that cultural diversity could best be accommodated by leaving cultural minorities free to associate in pursuit of their distinctive ends within the limits imposed by a common framework of laws. The solution is rejected by an influential school of political theorists, among whom some of the best known are William Galston, Will Kymlicka, Bhikhu Parekh, Charles Taylor and Iris Marion Young. According to them, this difference-blind conception of liberal equality fails to deliver either liberty or equal treatment. In its place, they propose that the state should recognize group identities, by granting groups exemptions from certain laws, publicly 'affirming' their value, and by providing them with special privileges or subsidies.
Bibliography: pages 329-371. - Includes index.
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