* With a new and substantial essay by Will KymlickaWill Kymlicka collects together the most important contemporary articles on the rights of minority cultures. While drawing on particular case studies, the articles focus on the more general theoretical and normative issues raised by the accommodation of cultural differences. The authors come from avariety of countries and disciplines, and reflect a wide range of opinion. Topics include the nature and value of cultural membership, models of cultural pluralism, individual and group rights, minority representation, immigration, and secession.In his essay, Will Kymlicka outlines the major issues and perspectives raised in the articles, and places them in the context of contemporary debates in political theory. The volume also includes a guide to further reading for students and researchers working in the field.