The liberal archipelago: a theory of diversity and freedom by Chandran Kukathas

By Chandran Kukathas

In his significant new paintings Chandran Kukathas bargains, for the 1st time, a book-length remedy of this debatable and influential concept of minority rights. the writer argues that the unfastened society shouldn't be visible as a hierarchy of stronger and subordinate specialists yet an archipelago of competing and overlapping jurisdictions.

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_ and early twentieth centuries. The Uyghur state initially fit the classic paradigm we have seen frequently POLITICAL & CULTURAL mSTORY THROUGH THE LATE 19TH CENTURY 41 in Xinjiang's history: a Turko-Mongolian nomadic power in the north ruling Indo-European oasis agriculturalists indirectly across the Tian Shan. However, the Uyghurs were not rude barbarians. Their capital at Khocho was a busy center that maintained ties with Soghdia, India, and China. Over time, these contacts led to a blending of political, economic, and cultural influences, as well as of the peoples themselves.

Now, the Qing extended this practice to the entire northern region of Xinjiang, creating a network of military colonies that vastly exceeded those of its predecessors. It soon became apparent that this strategy of control required substantial money and resources. Exploration for water sources and-steppes to raise agricultural yields required large inputs of money and labor. Soldiers working on garrison lands alone could never generate all the needed revenue. This conundrum forced the government in Beijing to introduce two major innovations: a shift from state to private landholding, to increase productivity, and the active promotion of immigration from the interior to open uncultivated lands.

It depended for its survival on a precarious combination of Mongol pastoralists, Tibetan clerics, and oasis cultivators. At the same time, it mobilized its forces to expand westward against the Kazaks, north against the Russians, and east against the Khalkha Mongols. Because the Zunghars also looked to these same neighbors as sources of agricultural products, artisans, metal weaponry, ,salt, and textiles, they engaged in complex dances of negotiation as well as war. The geostrategic situation had now taken a familiar form, with a Mongol power threatening a China-based state.

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