An analysis of Susan Moller Okin’s problematic approach to multiculturalism. A feminist comprehensive liberalism gone wrong.

Abstract

In this paper, I looked into the debate between feminism and multiculturalism via the works of Susan Moller Okin, Will Kymlicka and Martha C. Nussbaum. After analyzing Susan Okin's position in "Is Multiculturalism Bad For Women?", I tried to locate Okin's problematic stance towards multiculturalism in her specific form of feminist comprehensive liberalism, whilst defending Nussbaum's less problematic version of political liberalism.

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Evelien Geerts
University of Birmingham

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