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MULTICULTURALISM AND CHALLENGES OF POSTTRADITIONAL PLURALIZATION

Saša Puzić   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0001-7231-7312 ; Institute for Social Research, Zagreb, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Puzić, S. (2004). Multikulturalizam i izazovi posttradicionalne pluralizacije. Politička misao, 41 (4), 59-71. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/21817
MLA 8th Edition
Puzić, Saša. "Multikulturalizam i izazovi posttradicionalne pluralizacije." Politička misao, vol. 41, no. 4, 2004, pp. 59-71. https://hrcak.srce.hr/21817. Accessed 16 Oct. 2019.
Chicago 17th Edition
Puzić, Saša. "Multikulturalizam i izazovi posttradicionalne pluralizacije." Politička misao 41, no. 4 (2004): 59-71. https://hrcak.srce.hr/21817
Harvard
Puzić, S. (2004). 'Multikulturalizam i izazovi posttradicionalne pluralizacije', Politička misao, 41(4), pp. 59-71. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/21817 (Accessed 16 October 2019)
Vancouver
Puzić S. Multikulturalizam i izazovi posttradicionalne pluralizacije. Politička misao [Internet]. 2004 [cited 2019 October 16];41(4):59-71. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/21817
IEEE
S. Puzić, "Multikulturalizam i izazovi posttradicionalne pluralizacije", Politička misao, vol.41, no. 4, pp. 59-71, 2004. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/21817. [Accessed: 16 October 2019]

Abstracts
The paper poses the question: is multiculturalism, in the situation of posttraditional social pluralization, an appropriate theoretical and practical model of integration in multiethnic and multicultural societies? In order to provide an answer, the author first analyzes the social processes responsible for speeding up contemporary social and cultural changes. The starting point of the analysis are the key insights of the theory of reflexive modernization. This is followed by an outline of the model of multiculturalism; the author explains why the demands for the group-specific protection of cultural minorities are focal to it. Particular attention is given to the ideas of C. Taylor and W. Kymlicka, and J. Habermas’ criticism. The assumption is that in the posttraditional social conditions, juxtaposing collective vs. individual rights misses the point because in the circumstances of constant change and growing social reflexivity only the cultures capable of reflexive selftransformation can survive. Each project of culture protection that is comparable to the protection of “endangered species”, which presupposes collective rights and duties, saps culture of its vitality and hinders the individuales in their critical reflexion of their identities. And contrary, in case of radical multiculturalism and rigid assimilationism – in both cases cultures are understood as natural species outside social context – posttraditional/reflexive reconstruction of identity can assume fundamentalist character. The author claims that the recognition of cultural minorities remains one of the central issues of present-day liberal democracies; however, the recognition of diversity ought to be based on democratic public debate through which individuals can work out their relationship towards different cultural traditions.

Keywords
Charles Taylor; Jürgen Habermas; liberal democracy; modern pluralism; reflexive modernization; posttraditional society; fundamentalism; multiculturalism; Will Kymlicka; identity

Hrčak ID: 21817

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/21817

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