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Liberalism, Communitarianism, and Political Community*

  • Chandran Kukathas (a1)

The primary concern of this essay is with the question “What is a political community?” This question is important in its own right. Arguably, the main purpose of political philosophy is to provide an account of the nature of political association and, in so doing, to describe the relations that hold between the individual and the state. The question is also important, however, because of its centrality in contemporary debate about liberalism and community.

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Will Kymlicka , “Liberalism and Communitarianism,” Canadian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 18 (1988), pp. 181204.

Will Kymlicka , “Two Models of Pluralism and Tolerance,” Analyse & Kritik, vol. 14 (1992), pp. 3356.

Will Kymlicka , “The Rights of Minority Cultures: Reply to Kukathas,” Political Theory, vol. 20, no. 1 (1992), p. 145.

David Miller , “In Defense of Nationality,” Journal of Applied Philosophy, vol. 10, no. 1 (1993).

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  • ISSN: 0265-0525
  • EISSN: 1471-6437
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