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date: 17 October 2019

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IPT scholars grapple with real-world policy conflicts over multiculturalism and women’s rights such as the French “burqa ban,” but they disagree about how these conflicts should be resolved. This chapter draws on empirical research to assess the competing claims of multiculturalists, liberal feminists, deliberative democrats, and postcolonial feminists on multiculturalism and women’s rights. The evidence suggests that IPT scholars have too often assumed that a conflict exists between multiculturalism and women’s rights, in part because they under-theorize culture, the category women, and the multiple processes generating injustice for women members of minority groups. The evidence indicates that minority women are best served when multiculturalism and women’s rights are not pitted against one another. The chapter explains how IPT scholars can contribute to this outcome, and concludes by proposing new research questions for scholars studying multiculturalism and women’s rights.

Keywords: multiculturalism, women’s rights, feminist, deliberative democrats, postcolonial, culture, minority women

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