Do immigrants have a duty to integrate?; Issues in political theory

Do immigrants have a duty to integrate?; Issues in political theory

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Module title: Issues in political theory

4 areas to focus on: Comprehension, Anaylsis, Critique, Presentation
COMPREHENSION: Demonstrates exemplary command of the subject matter including, where appropriate, methodological, technical and scholarship skills.
ANALYSIS: Presents a completely focused, relevant and well-structured answer with full and accurate development of concepts/theories, and excellent use of evidence.
CRITIQUE: Understands and evaluates relevant arguments, debates and/or interpretations in a manner that demonstrates an exceptional capacity for independent thought. This may amount to an extension of existing arguments, debates and/or interpretations.
PRESENTATION: Demonstrates complete command of techniques of academic writing with particular reference to structure, referencing/sourcing and spelling/grammar.

Reading / guiding Questions:
Is an assimilationist approach to cultural diversity necessarily oppressive?
Should the state take account of cultural differences in formulating law and policy? If so, how?
Is Kymlicka’s argument for group-differentiated rights successful?

Core reading
B. Parekh, ‘Equality in a multicultural society’, Citizenship Studies, Vol. 2, Issue 3, 1998, 397-411
B. Barry, ‘Liberalism and Multiculturalism’, Ethical Perspectives, Vol. 4, 1997, 3-14
W. Kymlicka, Multicultural Citizenship (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995), Ch. 5 (‘Freedom and Culture’)

Supplementary reading
B. Barry, Culture and Equality (Cambridge: Polity, 2001)
J. Waldron, ‘One Law for all: the logic of cultural accommodtion’, 59 Washington and Lee Law Review, 3, 2002, 3-36
J. Quong, ‘Cultural exemptions expensive tastes, and equal opportunities’, Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol 23, 2006, 53-71
A. Mason, ‘Integration, Cohesion, and National Identity: Theoretical Reflections on Recent British Policy’, British Journal of Political Science, Vol. 40, 2010, 857-874.
M. Merry, Equality, Citizenship, and Segregation: A Defence of Separation (Basingstoke: PalgraveMacmillan, 2013), esp. Ch. 2.
P. Kelly (ed.), Multiculturalism Reconsidered (Cambridge: Polity, 2002)
M. Murphy, Multiculturalism: A Critical Introduction (Routledge, 2012)
W. Kymlicka, Liberalism, Community, and Culture, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989), Chs 7-9
W. Kymlicka, Multicultural Citizenship (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995), especially Chs 3 and 6
W. Kymlicka (ed.) The Rights of Minority Cultures (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995), especially articles by Kukathas, Waldron and Green
J. Danley, ‘Liberalism, Aboriginal Rights, and Cultural Minorities’, Philosophy and Public Affairs, Vol. 20, 1991, 168-185
A. Patten, ‘Liberal Egalitarianism and the Case for Supporting Minority Cultures’, The Monist, Vol. 82, 1999, 387-410
A. Laden and D. Owen (eds), Multiculturalism and Political Theory (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), especially Part III
T. Modood, Multiculturalism: A Civic Idea second edition (Cambridge: Polity, 2013)
D. Miller, On Nationality (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995), esp. Chs 2 and 5
B. Parekh, Rethinking Multiculturalism, (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2000), esp. Chs 7-10
B. Parekh, A New Politics of Identity (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2008), Ch. 5
B. Parekh, ‘British Citizenship and Cultural Difference’, in G. Andrews (ed.), Citizenship (London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1990)
A. Phillips, Multiculturalism without Culture (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007)
C. Taylor, ‘The Politics of Recognition’ in his Philosophical Arguments (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press,1995) or in A. Gutmann, (ed.), Multiculturalism: Examining the Politics of Recognition (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994)
I. M. Young, Justice and the Politics of Difference (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990)


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