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The Virtuous Citizen : Patriotism in a Multicultural Society

By: Soutphommasane, Tim.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (268 p.).ISBN: 9781139552455.Subject(s): Citizenship | Multiculturalism | Nationalism -- Social aspects | PatriotismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Virtuous Citizen : Patriotism in a Multicultural SocietyDDC classification: 323.65 LOC classification: JF801 .S68 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; The Virtuous Citizen: Patriotism in a Multicultural Society; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; Plan of the book; PART I Membership; 2 Patriotism; Patriotism; The liberal need for patriotic citizenship; Liberal autonomy and morality; 3 Multiculturalism; Multiculturalism; Multiculturalism versus patriotism; Accommodating diversity: patriotism without nationalism; 4 Liberal nationalism as cultural nationalism; A national mode of patriotism; Deliberation and a national-cultural dialogue
Cultural nationalism and the interpretative dimension of cultureAn elaboration of liberal nationalism; PART II Virtue; 5 Liberal nationalist virtue; Civic virtues and liberal citizenship; Liberal nationalism and the deliberative virtues; Authenticity and cultural patriotism; The limits of cultural patriotism; 6 Patriotic deliberation and social criticism; Patriotic deliberation; Social criticism and bad faith; Myth and forgetting; Memory and historical injustice; Patriotism and global justice; PART III Institutions; 7 Civic education; Autonomy, parents and civic purposes
From political to national educationMulticultural burdens; Common schooling; 8 Immigration and integration; National self-determination and restricted immigration; Nation-building multiculturalism; The two domains of nation-building multiculturalism; Naturalisation and dual citizenship; 9 Conclusion; References; Index
Summary: Explores the proper place that patriotism can have in a liberal, multicultural society.
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Cover; The Virtuous Citizen: Patriotism in a Multicultural Society; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; Plan of the book; PART I Membership; 2 Patriotism; Patriotism; The liberal need for patriotic citizenship; Liberal autonomy and morality; 3 Multiculturalism; Multiculturalism; Multiculturalism versus patriotism; Accommodating diversity: patriotism without nationalism; 4 Liberal nationalism as cultural nationalism; A national mode of patriotism; Deliberation and a national-cultural dialogue

Cultural nationalism and the interpretative dimension of cultureAn elaboration of liberal nationalism; PART II Virtue; 5 Liberal nationalist virtue; Civic virtues and liberal citizenship; Liberal nationalism and the deliberative virtues; Authenticity and cultural patriotism; The limits of cultural patriotism; 6 Patriotic deliberation and social criticism; Patriotic deliberation; Social criticism and bad faith; Myth and forgetting; Memory and historical injustice; Patriotism and global justice; PART III Institutions; 7 Civic education; Autonomy, parents and civic purposes

From political to national educationMulticultural burdens; Common schooling; 8 Immigration and integration; National self-determination and restricted immigration; Nation-building multiculturalism; The two domains of nation-building multiculturalism; Naturalisation and dual citizenship; 9 Conclusion; References; Index

Explores the proper place that patriotism can have in a liberal, multicultural society.

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Soutphommasane (Monash Univ., Australia), a French-born, Oxford-educated, first-generation Australian of Chinese and Lao ethnicity, at least by those contingencies, is in a good position to discuss patriotism in a multicultural society. He defends what he calls "liberal nationalism" as a way of living patriotically in such a country and as a way of relating to one's fellow citizens. He claims such patriotism to be both moderate and capable of sustaining a reasonable model of civic virtue. He does so, moreover, as a prominent member of the left-wing or "progressive" intelligentsia of both Australia and the UK. Unfortunately, his ideological commitments lead him to deal abruptly with the arguments of those with whom he disagrees politically (e.g., Roger Scruton) and to appeal to those he expects to agree with him by exhortation rather than analysis. The language is at once abstract and opaque and is unlikely to have much appeal beyond friendly coteries of intellectuals. As a progressive document, the book is suitable for analysis by political scientists or genuine philosophers, but it is silent about the real problems of virtue and citizenship in a multicultural or any other society. Summing Up: Optional. Graduate, research, and professional collections. B. Cooper University of Calgary

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