The robust multicultural composition of contemporary society requires a detailed reflection on the required legal instruments to ensure a peaceful coexistence between individuals, groups and communities with different cultural values and lifestyles, within the democratic State. The book addresses this issue from the perspective of the Multicultural State, describing it as a political organization where social diversity is no longer seen as a problem but as a resource and as an opportunity to invest for the expansion of democracy. The volume starts with a chapter dedicated to some general aspects of the relationship between multiculturalism, globalization and State-theory. In the following chapters the Author proposes to study one case, the Indian Union (which embodies the country with the highest rate of multiculturalism today), using it as a “ prototype” for the analysis of the Multicultural State, implemented in India since 1950. After analyzing the structural elements (federalism) and subjective aspects (protection of the individual and of group rights) of the Indian experience, the book ends with a first attempt towards a comparison between the Indian prototype and some other experiences, both from the South and the North of the world, in order to outline the foundations of the Multicultural State and assess its potential for development.

Lo Stato multiculturale. Contributo alla teoria dello Stato dalla prospettiva dell’Unione indiana.

AMIRANTE, Domenico
2014

Abstract

The robust multicultural composition of contemporary society requires a detailed reflection on the required legal instruments to ensure a peaceful coexistence between individuals, groups and communities with different cultural values and lifestyles, within the democratic State. The book addresses this issue from the perspective of the Multicultural State, describing it as a political organization where social diversity is no longer seen as a problem but as a resource and as an opportunity to invest for the expansion of democracy. The volume starts with a chapter dedicated to some general aspects of the relationship between multiculturalism, globalization and State-theory. In the following chapters the Author proposes to study one case, the Indian Union (which embodies the country with the highest rate of multiculturalism today), using it as a “ prototype” for the analysis of the Multicultural State, implemented in India since 1950. After analyzing the structural elements (federalism) and subjective aspects (protection of the individual and of group rights) of the Indian experience, the book ends with a first attempt towards a comparison between the Indian prototype and some other experiences, both from the South and the North of the world, in order to outline the foundations of the Multicultural State and assess its potential for development.
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