Diversity in Liberalism

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Welcome to the Website for Manifold Liberalism

This website describes an amendment to plain Political Liberalism whidh addresses issues that arise when there is extensive ethnic, religious, or other cultural diversity in a society. We use the term Manifold Liberalism for the resulting stance. Its basic principles can be summarized as follows:

  • Diversity in this sense is an asset for society and shall be encouraged;

  • At the same time, the state shall make sure that the diversity does not lead to a fragmentation of the society, for example if some groups form their own sub-societies with norms that are inconsistent with the norms of the surrounding society;

  • The state must therefore be clear about which society-foundational values are to apply, and react in appropriate ways when they are not respected;

  • The state must also conduct a policy where by fragmentation into parallell subsocieties does not arise for social or economic reasons.

These basic tenets are elaborated in the Swedish-language pages of this website. Many of the pages have an English-language translation or summary. The horizontal main menue at the top of the page, and the vertical sub-menue to the left can be used for accessing the various pages. It is also possible to switch between the English-language and the Swedish-language version of a page, using the 'en' and 'sv' codes in the upper-left corner.

Please refer in partiular to the page under the heading 'Background', tab 'Relevance Today' for a general description of our approach.