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The liberal archipelago : a theory of diversity and freedom

Author: Chandran Kukathas
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Oxford political theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his major new work Chandran Kukathas offers, for the first time, a book-length treatment of this controversial and influential theory of minority rights. The author argues that the free society should not be seen as a hierarchy of superior and subordinate authorities but an archipelago of competing and overlapping jurisdictions.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chandran Kukathas
ISBN: 9780199219209 0199219206
OCLC Number: 232540588
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
Description: xii, 292 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Liberal Archipelago --
2. Human Nature and Human Interests --
3. Freedom of Association and Liberty of Conscience --
4. Liberal Toleration --
5. Political Community --
6. The Cultural Construction of Society.
Series Title: Oxford political theory.
Responsibility: Chandran Kukathas.

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The author argues that the free society should not be seen as a hierarchy of superior and subordinate authorities but an archipelago of competing and overlapping jurisdictions. Kukathas has produced  Read more...

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Review from previous edition ...as an illuminating challenge to contemporary liberalisms, this book succeeds admirably. * Perspectives on Politics 22/09/2004 *

 
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