Human Development Report 2004

Human Development Report 2004 : Cultural Liberty in Today's Diverse World

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The Human Development Report 2004: Cultural Liberty in Today's Diverse World argues that states must actively devise multicultural policies to prevent discrimination on cultural grounds religious, ethnic and linguistic. The Report states that the expansion of cultural freedoms, not suppression, is the only sustainable option to promote stability, democracy and human development within and across societies. Its overarching message is to highlight the vast potential of building a more peaceful, prosperous world by brining issues of culture to the mainstream of development thinking and practice. In delivering it's message, the Report debunks the myths that have been used to deny expansions of cultural freedoms, showing that diversity is not a threat to state unity, not the source of inevitable clashes and not an obstacle to development.show more

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  • Paperback | 299 pages
  • 213.4 x 271.8 x 22.9mm | 839.16g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • figs, tables
  • 019522146X
  • 9780195221466

Table of contents

1. Cultural liberty and human development; articipation and recognition; Freedoms, human rights and the role of diversity; Identity, community and freedom; Globalization, asymmetry and democracy; Conclusions; 2. Challenges for cultural liberty; Cultural liberty-an uncharted dimension of human development; Promoting cultural liberty requires recognising differences in identity; Three myths surrounding cultural liberty and development; Today's challenges for cultural liberty; 3. Building multicultural democracies; Resolving state dilemmas in recognising cultural difference; Policies for ensuring the political participation of diverse cultural groups; Policies on religion and religious practice; Policies on customary law and legal pluralism; Policies on the use of multiple languages; Policies for redressing socio-economic exclusion; 4. Confronting movements for cultural domination; Movements for cultural domination-today's challenges; Dilemmas for democracies-restrictive or accommodative measures?; 5. Globalization and cultural choice; Globalization and multiculturalism; Flows of investment and knowledge-including indigenous people in a globally integrated world; Flows of cultural goods-widening choices through creativity and diversity; Flows of people-multiple identities for global citizens; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE; BIBLIOGRAPHYshow more

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