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Lecture June 27 th Citizenship, Identity and Participation Canadian Politics 2F03 READING Kymlicka – Citizenship, Communities and Identity in Canada Chapter 2 Individual and Group Rights – 2 Collective rights that a group might claim  Both can be seen as protecting the stability of a national, ethnic or religious groups First kind (Internal Dissent) – Second Kind (External Dissent) – Internal Restrictions External Protections Right of a group against it‟s own members The right of a group against the larger society Where the decision of individual members do The economic or political decisions of the not follow the traditional practices or customs larger society. - Inconsistent with Liberal-Democratic Values: - Do not raise problems of individual - Where groups seek the right to legally restrict oppression the freedom of their own members in the - Limiting the groups‟ vulnerability to the name of group solidarity or cultural purity. political decisions and economic power of “Common in Theocratic and Patriarchal the larger society culture where women are „oppressed‟ and - “Accommodating” for new ethnic groups. „religious orthodoxy‟ is enforced” - It raises the danger that some particular - Danger of “individual” oppression external protections will dominate others, it doesn‟t seem to be a real danger for the particular external protections claimed in Canada PERSONAL REFLECTION * The way in which Liberal democratic „values‟ * Accommodation of ethnic groups seems to be enforce what is „good and bad‟ by labeling just a way of diminishing possible problems oppressive, or otherwise structured words is an between members of society, and it‟s just a imposition of values and should be seen as surface level decision. * There needs to be way that Canada can ensure actually antidemocratic, because of its colonial possible „autonomy‟ to groups within the social historical values. * Individual oppression isn‟t just fixated on the context so as to preserve their cultural values, ways in which the individual could be „liberated‟, instead of accommodating with the idea of there‟s a finite difference between liberty and overall integration, which is what seems to be liberti.e apparent here. ** A libertine is one devoid of most moral restraints, which are seen as unnecessary or undesirable, especially one who ignores or even spurns accepted morals and forms of behavior sanctified by the larger society. ** In terms of Liberty which kind of liberties and freedoms are we talking about? Internal Restrictions in Canada   Self-governing rights and accommodating rights can, under some circumstances be used to „oppress‟ people.  Quebecois and Aboriginal leaders have fought for exemption from the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in the name of „self-government‟ o Limits create the possibility that individuals or groups within Quebec or Aboriginal communities could be oppressed in the name of the group solidarity or cultural authenticity.  There are fears that some immigrant groups and religious minorities may use “multiculturalism” as a pretext for imposing traditional patriarchal practices on women and children. There are ears that some groups will demand the right to stop their children Lecture June 27 th Citizenship, Identity and Participation Canadian Politics 2F03 (particularly girls) from receiving a proper education, so as to reduce the chances that the child will leave the community, or the right to continue traditional customs such as clitoridectomy or forced arranged marriages (pg. 48, 4 edition). “Oppressive practices”  Liberalism takes on a „cosmopolitan‟ view because it looks as self-government rights, as the most complete case of differentiated citizenship, since they divide people into separate „peoples‟ with its own historic rights, territories and powers of self-government – and each therefore with its own political community. It allows self-governing rights with the condition that these serve the interest of the primary national community. o REFLECTION: Aren‟t we all distinct, we‟re not bundled into one giant universal or cosmopolitan ball where we all have the same understanding or rights and freedoms, what can be the freedom and right of one person might not be same of another person in a completely distinct gr.up Lecture 1. What does it mean to be a citizen today? (Canadian) 2. What does citizenship mean to you? ASSIGNMENT Description of issue, as to why it was chosen. Explain how it relates to one or more of the assignments, themes, or topics ANALYTICAL – Assessment of issue for the quality of democracy in Canada Separation of assignment with subheadings  Relevant academic courses if wanted  Bibliography and cite list Write up is due on day of presentation. What does citizenship denotes & Aristotle  Acc
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