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Title: Cultural Identity, Religion, Moral Pluralism and the Law
Author(s): DE DIJN, Herman
Journal: Bijdragen
Volume: 64    Issue: 3   Date: 2003   
Pages: 286-298
DOI: 10.2143/BIJ.64.3.846

Abstract :
Because of the influx of large groups of immigrants and the pressures of equal rights movements, traditional liberal politics is confronted today with the new demands of a ‘politics of recognition’. Some people no longer simply want to be recognized as equal, they want to be recognized in the differences (racial, religious, sexual,…) which matter to them, which constitute their identity. They also claim that the law, even of liberal states, is far from neutral with respect to values and that their