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[eccr] Human Development Report 2004: Cultural Liberty in Today's Diverse World

Sun Aug 01 20:59:26 GMT 2004

>   Human Development Report 2004: Cultural Liberty in Today's Diverse World
>The UNDP Human Development Report for 2004 focuses on the critical
>importance of cultural liberty for human development. Called
>"Cultural Liberty in Today's Diverse World," it argues that national
>policies that support cultural diversity are necessary to build
>stable multicultural nations in the 21st century.  Growing demands by
>the world's people for their inclusion in society, for respect of
>their ethnicity, religion, and language, takes more than democracy
>and equitable growth. Policies that recognize differences, champion
>diversity and promote cultural freedoms, so that all people can
>choose to speak their language, practice their religion, and
>participate in shaping their culture are needed.  The Report,
>available for download here in pdf format, addresses immigration
>patterns and policies, enforced assimilation, globalization and
>cultural choice, and confronting movements for cultural domination ...
>Contributed by Charlotte Moser on 23 July, 2004
>Direct link (English version downloads)
>|Other Languages
>  Foreword, Acknowledgements, Contents (123KB )
>  Overview : Cultural liberty in today's diverse world (95KB)
>  Chapter 1 : Cultural liberty and human development (103KB)
>  Chapter 2 : Challenges for cultural liberty (303KB)
>  Chapter 3 : Building multicultural democracies (308KB)
>  Chapter 4 : Confronting movements for cultural domination (195KB)
>  Chapter 5 : Globalization and cultural choice (353KB)
>  Notes, Bibliographic note, Bibliography (122KB)
>Indicators' Table of Contents and Statistical Features (508KB)
>  Human Development Indicators (551KB)
>  Technical Notes and Definitions (699KB)
>Download the complete report (3.4 MB)

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