The volume explores the complex but increasingly important dilemma of the relationship between citizens and education in liberal democracy. As western societies and now, as central and eastern European societies, undergo dramatic change and transformation, the definitions and substantive problems associated with liberal democracies has assumed increasing attention. The contributors to this volume examine various countries. In France, the secular state is investigated. Through studies of other countries from the United States to Poland, human rights, media, citizenship, liberalism, democratic thought and practice are scrutinised. In Canada and Britain, the problems of multiculturalism are studied. In Slovenia, values and civic education are explored.