"For an author with a background in political philosophy, this book is a courageous move into the world of social science...the book is a welcome addition to the scholarship on why and how new state policies emerge and spread around the world...Kymlicka's seamless integration of ethical, causal, and policy-directed questions is no small feat, resulting in a project of intense interest to a wide range of scholars and policy-makers in multiple fields."--Ethics & International Affairs
"A compelling brief on behalf of multiculturalism's global odyssey"--International History Review
About the Author
Will Kymlicka is the author of five books published by Oxford University Press: Liberalism, Community, and Culture (1989), Contemporary Political Philosophy (1990; second edition 2002), Multicultural Citizenship (1995), which was awarded the Macpherson Prize by the Canadian Political Science Association, and the Bunche Award by the American Political Science Association, Finding Our Way: Rethinking Ethnocultural Relations in Canada (1998); and Politics in the Vernacular (2001). He is also the editor of Justice in Political Philosophy (Elgar, 1992), The Rights of Minority Cultures (O.U.P., 1995), and co-editor of Ethnicity and Group Rights (N.Y.U. Press, 1997), Citizenship in Diverse Societies (O.U.P., 2000), Can Liberal Pluralism Be Exported? (O.U.P., 2001), Language Rights and Political Theory (O.U.P., 2003), and Multiculturalism and the Welfare State (O.U.P., 2006). He is currently a Professor of Philosophy at Queen's University.