In this path–breaking book, Jackson Preece analyses whether traditional minority rights theory is sufficiently dynamic to inform effective responses to modern challenges. The central premise behind minority rights is that groups recognized and supported by the political community are far less likely to challenge its authority or threaten its territorial integrity. However, as Jackson Preece shows, the potential for collisions of values and interests still exists, and the possibility of a permanent solution to the problem of diversity remains illusive.
Minority Rights will be an indispensable resource for students and scholars of political science, international relations, law, and sociology.
List of Abbreviations.
1. Understanding the ‘Problem Minorities.
6. Beyond the ‘Problem of Minorities’?.
Appendix A: Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging.
to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities.
Appendix B: Selected Documents.
James Mayall, University of Cambridge