+353-1-416-8900REST OF WORLD
+44-20-3973-8888REST OF WORLD
1-917-300-0470EAST COAST U.S
1-800-526-8630U.S. (TOLL FREE)


Minority Rights. Between Diversity and Community. Edition No. 1. Key Concepts

  • ID: 5226041
  • Book
  • November 2005
  • 196 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
The question of minority rights is one of the great dilemmas of contemporary politics. Increases in the flow of immigrants, migrants and refugees have raised public concerns that greater cultural and ethnic diversity creates instability within nation-states. But does stability really require homogeneity? Or can it be maintained in the presence of different minority groups?

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.

Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown

List of Abbreviations.

1. Understanding the ‘Problem Minorities.

2. Religion.

3. Race.

4. Language.

5. Ethnicity.

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.



Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
Jennifer Jackson Preece London School of Economics and Political Science.
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown