Intercultural Justice: norms, subjects and cultures in diverse societies Ministry of Science and Innovation (Spain; Project Ref.: FFI2008-05931/FISO)



This project studies the ways in which norms, subjects and cultures interact within modern pluralist societies. The aim is to explore the limits and possibilities open for the cultural translation/transfer of the principles of justice. For this purpose the project focuses on three main fields:

a) The historical construction of tolerance and cosmopolitism as moral and political formulas for the accommodation of cultural diversity;

b) The models for the public management of religion and religious groups in Western societies and their capability to bring under the rule of law and to accommodate the demands made by some ethno-religious minorities;

c) The hermeneutic challenge posed by the cultural coexistence of parallel and sometimes conflicting normative systems.