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By Ramón Máiz, Ferrán Requejo

Democracy, Nationalism and Multiculturalism presents an updated evaluation of subnational and multicultural matters in Western multinational states. The ebook comprises normative, institutional and comparative money owed of key concerns such as:

* politics and guidelines of accommodation
* multiculturalism
* attractiveness of crew rights
* federalist reforms and debates in Canada and eu states
* the political development of the ecu Union.

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Will Kymlicka, Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995), p. 193. 3. Christian Joppke, ‘Multiculturalism and Immigration: A Comparison of the United States, Germany and Great Britain’, Theory and Society, 25 (1996): 449. 4. , p. 452. 5. Iris Marion Young, Inclusion and Democracy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000), p. 7. 6. For more on multiculturalism’s challenge to liberal models of citizenship, see Andrea Semprini, Le multiculturalisme (Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 1997).

Here the key element is a sense of common purpose in public matters in order that deliberation is not confined to pockets of self-contained, fragmented collectivities in juxtaposition. These two broad poles are at issue in any model of integration and subsequent conceptualizations of citizenship status. In short, a balance must be struck between the equal empowerment of group identities as active constituents of the larger political community and the need for a common ground for dialogue, for the purposes of unity – a centre which also serves as a marker of identity in the larger society and denotes in itself a pole of allegiance for all citizens.

Immigration and integration thus became inextricably tied to the fate of the Quebec nation. 12 Some of its activities included an employment search service for newly arrived immigrants, support for community groups with the aim of adaptation, and the funding of cultural and linguistic heritage programmes, including the translation of literature into French, in the hopes of building bridges between the allophone and francophone communities. 8 to 20 million dollars. The Quebec government took a wide range of measures in the areas of language acquisition and cultural adaptation, the initial steps towards a more fully articulated model of integration.

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