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This volume explores recent developments in the theory and practice of accommodating cultural diversity within democratic constitutional orders. The aim of the book is to provide a broad vision of the constitutional management of cultural diversity as seen through the prisms of different disciplines and experiences, both theoretical and practical. The contributions, which come from Canada and Europe, comprise a review of the evolving theory of cultural diversity, followed by two main case studies: a substantive study of the accommodation of indigenous peoples within different constitutional orders and, secondly, the importance of constitutional interpretation to the development of cultural diversity in complex pluralist democracies such as Australia, Canada and the UK.
Stephen Tierney is Reader in Law at the University of Edinburgh, UK.
Contents: Foreword, The Honourable Justice Michel Bastarache; Cultural diversity: normative theory and constitutional practice, Stephen Tierney. Part I The Evolving Theory of Cultural Diversity: The global diffusion of multiculturalism: trends, causes, consequences, Will Kymlicka; Towards a hybrid theory of multinational justice, Helder de Schutter; Putting Kymlicka in perspective: Canadian diversity and collective rights, Dwight Newman. Part II Institutional Accommodation in Theory and Practice: The Case of Aboriginal Peoples: Reasoning about the identity of Aboriginal people, Avigail Eisenberg; Self-government in Canada: a successful model for the decolonization of Aboriginal child welfare? Sonia Harris-Short; Cultural pluralism and the return of cultural heritage, Kathryn Last. Part III Diversity and Constitutional Interpretation: The reasonable person and the discrimination inquiry, Mayo Moran; Quebec and the amending formula: protection, promotion and federalism, Peter C. Oliver; Understanding the rule of law in Canada, Warren Newman; Index.
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