Liberal values can be twisted to justify limiting civil rights, warns Will Kymlicka in interview. Nevertheless, religious law may not replace the civil code. “The same forces that support ethnic politics within liberal democracy also operate over time to channel it in peaceful and democratic ways.”
is professor of political philosophy at Queen’s University, Canada. His latest publication is: Multicultural Odysseys: Navigating the New International Politics of Diversity, Oxford University Press, 2007.