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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...