Minority Rights

Minority Rights

Between Diversity and Community

Book - 2005
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The question of minority rights is one of the great dilemmas ofcontemporary politics. Increases in the flow of immigrants,migrants and refugees have raised public concerns that greatercultural and ethnic diversity creates instability withinnation-states. But does stability really require homogeneity? Orcan it be maintained in the presence of different minority groups?

In this path-breaking book, Jackson Preece analyses whethertraditional minority rights theory is sufficiently dynamic toinform effective responses to modern challenges. The centralpremise behind minority rights is that groups recognized andsupported by the political community are far less likely tochallenge its authority or threaten its territorial integrity.However, as Jackson Preece shows, the potential for collisions ofvalues and interests still exists, and the possibility of apermanent solution to the problem of diversity remainsillusive.

Minority Rights will be an indispensable resource for students andscholars of political science, international relations, law, andsociology.
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2005
ISBN: 9780745623955
Characteristics: ix, 213 p. ; 23 cm
Other Standard Identifier: 9780745623955


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