The Virtuous Citizen : Patriotism in a Multicultural Society Paperback / softback
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 for political stability in a diverse society.
This book is required reading not only for political theorists and philosophers but also for researchers and professionals in political science, sociology, history and public policy.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 263 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 16/08/2012
- Category: Social groups
- ISBN: 9781107690516