By James Boggs
1970 First glossy Reader version, moment Printing Paperback backbone now not cracked open. SIGNED and DATED via writer James Boggs, on October 17, 1971. Black stories.
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Squires clariﬁes and stresses that the universalism of national citizenship, which in the ﬁnal analysis is what multiculturalism challenges, has been theorised either as assimilation or as integration (2000: 5–7). Civic republican citizenship assimilates, as we have seen, particularity and liberal citizenship integrates it. And this is precisely where, in a nutshell, the problem lies, where the limitations of the dominant understandings of national citizenship come to the fore. On the one hand, a liberal and/or civic republican citizenship needs to be revised so as to accommodate, but without either assimilating or overriding, particularity – especially in the light of arguments stressing the importance of culture for individual well-being.
Whereas therefore the demos deﬁnes liberty, it is in the name of liberty that the actions of the demos are limited. Mouﬀe explains at length: Democratic logics always entail drawing a frontier between ‘us’ and ‘them’, those who belong to the demos and those who are outside it. This is the condition for the very exercise of democratic rights. It necessarily creates a tension with the liberal emphasis on respect of ‘human rights’, since there is no guarantee that a decision made through democratic procedures will not jeopardise some existing rights.
Inasmuch as we are each oriented toward an impartial solution, we are each oriented toward the same solution; and this sense of common orientation guides us in our deliberation with one another. Or to put it the other way round: any lingering plurality of views, any lingering dissensus, is a sure sign that some partial interests have not yet been transformed into impartial ones. (1999: 211) This presupposition that ‘deliberation oﬀers consensus’, as Waldron puts it, reveals a particular, consensual, approach to the political.