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Solidarity and Multiculturalism

21 Pages Posted: 19 May 2003  

Jan M. Broekman

Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law


"The European Union will be nothing if not multicultural." This slogan puts multiculturalism in a global and legal perspective. Multiculturalism is defined here as the major feature of a society, which is predominantly composed of groups with different ethnic, geographic, religious and cultural roots striving for equal positions among its citizens on the market of labor, goods and capital. The legal support system is based upon the concept of solidarity. Its realization, however, clashes in an exemplary manner with formal requirements of law and administration in the EU.

Notes: The downloadable paper is a substantially revised and completed text of that which will publish in the book, THEORY OF LAW AND SOCIETY.

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Broekman, Jan M., Solidarity and Multiculturalism. THEORY OF LAW AND SOCIETY, Duncker & Humblot Publishers, Berlin, December 2003. Available at SSRN: or

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