Interculturalism: understanding the concept from a comparative perspective

The research analyses the prescriptive use of the term ‘interculturalism’ in the legal sciences, with the dual purpose of understanding: 1) how its content is indebted to theoretical elaborations from other sciences; 2) in a comparative perspective, whether interculturalism has a uniform application in the different legal systems in which it has been implemented. In particular, theoretical and practical applications in Canada (§ 2) and Latin America (§§ 3-4) will be compared. In the conclusions (§ 5), it will be highlighted that, with respect to the research question, interculturalism in the legal field has a broader scope than in pedagogy and anthropology; as for the second question, the conclusion is that two different normative models of interculturalism can be identified, one in the West, and the other in Latin America.

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