This article establishes theoretical and practical distinctions between the theory of recognition and liberal multiculturalism. Five potential issues with multicultural policies are identified. The article argues that an increase in deliberative practices could solve many pitfalls of liberal multicultural policies and highlights how a “deliberative turn” could reconcile identity-related policies with the philosophical roots of the theory of recognition. The paper also highlights some challenges arising from a deliberative approach to recognition.
identity, multiculturalism, deliberation, recognition
How to Cite
Pirsoul N., (2019) “Recognition and Deliberation: A Deliberative Corrective to Liberal Multicultural Policies”, Journal of Public Deliberation 15(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.16997/jdd.321