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Women's Rights as Multicultural ClaimsReconfiguring Gender and Diversity in Political Philosophy$
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Monica Mookherjee

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780748632794

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632794.001.0001

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Beyond the Liberal Dilemma – Rights as Trumps, as Recognition and as Capability

Beyond the Liberal Dilemma – Rights as Trumps, as Recognition and as Capability

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(p.1) Chapter 1 Beyond the Liberal Dilemma – Rights as Trumps, as Recognition and as Capability
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Women's Rights as Multicultural Claims
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Monica Mookherjee

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632794.003.0001

This chapter highlights the issues central to configuring women's rights as multicultural claims. It explains the need to respond to sati in terms of universal rights by focusing on Michael Walzer's theory of thin minimalism and argues that despite its advantages over standard liberal accounts of rights, it ultimately reinstates the dilemma typically constructed within this tradition. It evaluates recent approaches in liberal philosophy, particularly theories of recognition and capabilities, and concludes that neither theory provides the basis for an interest theory that responds to the debate over sati.

Keywords:   women's rights, multicultural claims, sati, Michael Walzer, thin minimalism, universal rights, recognition, capabilities

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