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Democratic place–making and multiculturalism

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Multiculturalism has become a defining characteristic of late modern societies. For some, multiculturalism is at the forefront of democratizing processes, and for others, it undermines the possibility of democratic political community. Normative political theory offers several models of the democratic, and these models differ significantly in terms of the role given to culture. These models also suggest ideal geographies that become evident when considering democratic political community formation and multiculturalism as a form of place–making.

Keywords: Raum; geographic thought; landscape; place; rum; space

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: University of California, Los Angeles

Publication date: 2002-04-01

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