PART 1 – OVERVIEW ON KYMLICKA’S ARGUMENT
It is important to understand first, Kymlicka’s take on multiculturalism in order to have a clear grasp on Kymlicka’s claim for the need for national minorities to have access to their cultures. In his book, Multicultural Citizenship, national culture is a central concept, used interchangeably wi...
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...that provide national group rights (securing societal cultures) are more liberal than those that do not’. She then states that ‘his conclusion (D) rests on the arguments A-C, of which A is uncertain and B and C are dubious at best’. She argues that Kymlicka’s arguments also seems to go in circular motion, with the conclusion ending at his starting point. For instance, his starting point is essentially his conclusion that liberalism and nationalism and compatible, driving his argument forward on the support of his conclusion, he drives his claims back again to where he started.
Despite this, Kymlicka’s argument remains significant and highly influential as he provides the framework for liberal thought on minority rights. He brings to the table several issues previously overlooked by other political theorists and there still remain several strengths to his argument.
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