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Cultural Identity and Political Ethics$
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Paul Gilbert

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748623877

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623877.001.0001

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The Politics of Identity

The Politics of Identity

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(p.1) 1 The Politics of Identity
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Cultural Identity and Political Ethics
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Paul Gilbert

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623877.003.0001

This introductory chapter examines the politics of cultural identity groups, that is, groups of people sharing a common culture which is taken to confer on them a collective identity that deserves political recognition, for example a national identity. The chapter summarises the theoretical support for such recognition claims that has recently been provided by communitarians like Charles Taylor and liberals like Will Kymlicka, and shows how others have opposed this politics of identity. It indicates how the present book will join this opposition.

Keywords:   Cultural identity, Communitarians, Kymlicka, Liberals, National identity, Recognition, Taylor

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