Interculturalism and Republicanism: Shared perspectives on cultural diversity Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2015

start page

  • 597

end page

  • 622


  • 51

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1130-2097

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1988-8376


  • When we speak of managing cultural diversity or accommodation policy and the recognition of the difference two problems generally come to mind. First, the notion of communitarism models, which aim to strengthen cultural property using strategies that create closure and exclusion; second, the difficulty that stems from applying, without nuances, some of the principles of liberalism, such as universalism or rigid secularism, to all contexts. This paper explores other ways of approaching the challenge of living together harmoniously in cultural diversity, focusing, on one hand, on a pluralistic and inclusive form of republicanism and, on the other hand, on the Quebecois model of integration and cultural diversity management known as interculturalism. Likewise, it explores the possibilities of establishing ways of combining both approaches.