Karl Polanyi described the crisis of his time in terms of a “double movement,” in which the rise of the self-regulating market was counterpointed by a protectionist movement of its losers. Updating Polanyi, Nancy Fraser argued that the current crisis is better conceptualized as a “triple movement,” with “emancipation” as a “third political project,” separate from “marketization” and “social protection.” This paper examines significant variation under the emancipation umbrella. In particular, I contrast liberal multiculturalism, as canonized by Will Kymlicka, with diversity, which has taken both neoliberal and illiberal directions.
Liberal Multiculturalism versus Diversity
Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org The idea for this paper was first presented as a keynote to the conference Diversity: Concept, Measurement, and Application, Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, 19 May 2022. My thanks to Stefan Bargheer for inviting me to this memorable event, the first outing after two years of pandemic isolation. I am also grateful to two anonymous reviewers, and to Adrian Favell, for (very) critical readings.
Christian Joppke; Liberal Multiculturalism versus Diversity. Global Perspectives 6 January 2023; 4 (1): 87792. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/gp.2023.87792
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