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The Virtuous Citizen : Patriotism in a Multicultural Society, Paperback / softback Book

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
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  • Category: Social groups
  • ISBN: 9781107690516



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