Multiculturalism: adapting to the inevitable transformation.World-renowned political scientist and expert on multiculturalism
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The Multicultural Society Is Here
Nationalism, a political order that appeals to many and has taken root in countries around the world, has played a central role in creating a shared sense of belonging required for both democracy and the welfare state to flourish.
However, it has come at a steep price for minorities, for democratic national welfare states have been built on their sacrifice. But over the past 50 years, a human rights revolution has taken place and attitudes have been shifting, with growing resistance against the idea of sacrificing minorities in the name of national solidarity.
Does this mean a multicultural nation-state is possible? Professor Will Kymlicka says that as multiculturalism spread over the last 50 years, a number of countries have embarked on “experiments in multiculturalism,” and their results prove that it is indeed possible to build a multicultural nation - that trusting in minorities is a “good gamble.”
Now, multicultural society has become a force that cannot stopped. Delve into the depth of multiculturalism through these six lectures by Professor Will Kymlicka!
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Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy in the Philosophy Department at Queen's University, Canada Recurrent Visiting Professor in the Nationalism Studies Program at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary President of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy (2004-2006) - Awards C.B. Macpherson Prize, Canadian Political Science Association (1996) Ralph J. Bunche Award, American Political Science Association (1996)
Will Kymlicka is the Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy at Queen's University in Canada and Recurrent Visiting Professor in the Nationalism Studies Program at the Central European University in Budapest.
A leading academic in the global political science scene, Kymlicka’s research focuses on issues of democracy and diversity, in particular looking at models of citizenship and social justice within multicultural societies. His books, which suggest how nationalist conflicts can be resolved, have been translated into 34 languages and have reverberated across the globe. He is also the co-director, along with political scientist Keith Banting, of the Multiculturalism Policy Index Project, which monitors the evolution of multiculturalism policies across the Western democracies and contributes to the understanding of state-minority relations. He was awarded the 2021 Pierre Chauveau Medal from the Royal Society of Canada for his accomplishments in the study of multiculturalism.
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