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Pt. I. Theoretical and conceptual dialogue -- 1. advent: tensions and paradoxes of a multifaceted dating / Luis Moreno and Andre Lecours -- 2. Multiculturalism, ethnicity, and the geographical region: ideology, identification, and coverage / William Safran -- three. Ethnonational kingdom definition and liberal democratic practices: past "neutrality" in deeply divided societies / Ilan Peleg -- four. nationwide self-determination and democracy / Benyamin Neuberger -- five. Competing nationwide identities and democratization: a theoretical and comparative research / Enric Martinez-Herrera -- pt. II. Case experiences -- 6. Making and unmaking democratic possibilities in nationalist mobilization: a comparative research of the MLNV (Basque state) and the BNG (Galicia) / Pedro Ibarra and Ramon Maiz -- 7. Xenophobic events and the making of exclusionary etatized nationalism: situations from Western and japanese Europe / Ray Taras -- eight. Democratization within the post-Soviet international locations of jap Europe and "nationalizing" politics / Elena Meleshkina -- nine. Political and nationwide identification in Russian political discourse / Olga Malinova and Philipp Casula -- 10. Escalating minority claims: the Arab "vision records" of 2006-2007 in Israel / Ilana Kaufman -- eleven. 'One Zambia, one nation', many teams: kingdom nationalism as a constraint on ethnopolitics and a facilitator of democratization / James R. Scarritt -- 12. Unionism and pan-nationalism: exploring the dialectical dating among minority and majority sub-state nationalism / Allan Craigie -- thirteen. consociational democracy or Anglo-Irish clash administration? The St Andrews contract and the political lodging of Irish nationalism / Adrian Guelke -- 14. Conclusions / Andre Lecours and Luis Moreno

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Safran rural settlers. Due to immigration, Québec has been increasingly redefined in “civic” terms; but its continuing fear of being linguistically dominated has acted as a brake against multiculturalism. This explains why the French language occupies a clearly specified preferential position in that province, which, inter alia, limits the choice of language of instruction. Moreover, there are growing claims of recognition by members of the “First Nations” within its borders. France France has for many generations constituted the epitome of hostility to multiculturalism.

As obligatory for the minority community in question? Should 28 W. Safran selected West African languages be retrieved for use by African-­Americans? And what about “ebonics”? As a cultural supplement, these languages are harmless; but as a substitute they may serve to impede their users’ upward mobility and their full integration into the national community. Should not some languages be suppressed? In the case of the Breton language, the question has often been posed: “Of what use is it”? Such a utilitarian view caused the Abbé Grégoire to ask the Convention in 1794 to wipe out local languages (anéantir les patois).

The clash of cultures between minorities and majorities is not necessarily permanent, because the former adapt to conditions. They shed their “exotic” or “oriental” features and adapt to those characteristic of the dominant religion. This Multiculturalism, ethnicity, and the nation-state 31 has applied to Judaism, Sikhism, Buddhism, and (in many instances) Islam. In Europe and North America, Jewish law (halakha) has taken a back seat to civil law, according to the principle of dina de-­malkhuta dina (the law of the land [of residence] shall be our law).

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