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TitleThe virtuous citizen : patriotism in a multicultural society
Author Tim Soutphommasane
Imprint Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2012
Descript x, 255 p. ; 23 cm

SUMMARY

"What does it mean to be a citizen in a multicultural society? And what role must patriotism play in defining our relationship with our country and fellow citizens? In The Virtuous Citizen Tim Soutphommasane answers these questions with a critical defence of liberal nationalism. Considering a range of contemporary political debates from Europe, North America and Australia, over issues including multiculturalism, national history, civic education and immigration, Soutphommasane argues that a love of country should be valued alongside tolerance, mutual respect and public reasonableness as a civic virtue. A liberal form of patriotism, grounded in national identity, is if anything essential to a successful polity in a diverse society. This book is required reading not only for political theorists and philosophers but also researchers and professionals in political science, sociology, history and public policy"-- Provided by publisher


CONTENT

Membership : Patriotism ; Multiculturalism ; Liberal nationalism as cultural nationalism -- Virtue : Liberal nationalist virtue ; Patriotic deliberation and social criticism -- Institutions : Civic education ; Immigration and integration


Citizenship Patriotism Multiculturalism Nationalism -- Social aspects

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