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How Wide the We? A Study of Canadian Multiculturalism and American Cosmopolitanism
This paper looks at liberal multiculturalism through the lens of its cosmopolitan critics. In particular I examine the arguments of four theorists who issue a variety challenges to the concept of state-sanctioned minority ...
Toward a Substantive Right of Exit
This paper deals with an important problem in contemporary political thought: the problem of ‘minorities within minorities’. The problem lies in the fact that, on one hand, while illiberal cultural or religious groups ...
Equality and Global Justice: Tracing the Scope and Grounds of Egalitarianism
In this thesis, I examine the nature of egalitarian theories of distributive justice and their applicability to the global realm. I begin by laying out why it is that equality matters and how it is that we ought to understand ...
Personal Choices, Institutions, and Justice: Defending Cohen's Position from Tan's Critique
This essay will defend, in light of Kok-Chor Tan's critique, G. A. Cohen's position that justice should be conceived as an extensive project, whose purview includes personal choices as well as institutional structures, and ...