Law and multiculturalism: aspects of differences and mutual impact

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Lviv Polytechnic National University, Institute of Jurisprudence and Psychology

The article deals with the problems caused by certain aspects of differences and the mutual influence of law and multiculturalism, since the law of the state has to take into account the tendencies, including in the cultural autonomy and globalization of modern society.The main idea of legal multiculturalism is the assertion that if there is no holistic, one-of-a-kind culture for all societies, which can be defined by a definite, indivisible, ideal value system with some hierarchical structure, any cultural society must own its own rule of law and be guided solely by it. It has been found that whichever model of multiculturalism the country does not take as a basis, its basic principle in practice, in the state policy is the principle of cultural freedom, that is, giving individuals the right to live according to their choice, with a real opportunity to evaluate other options. Therefore, changes in the “political field” inevitably lead not only to changes in legislation, but also to ideas about the right of the general mass of the population and legal practices

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