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Minority Rights Between Diversity and Community by Jennifer Jackson Preece
  

Minority Rights Between Diversity and Community

Part of the Key Concepts Series

RRP £50.00

Synopsis

Minority Rights Between Diversity and Community by Jennifer Jackson Preece

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.

Reviews

An agile and gripping work which adroitly moves from the evolution of church-state relations to political philosophy, international relations theory to affirmative action and finally to the development of international society in the twentieth century. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism

This is an important book. At a time when western societies are becoming increasingly polarised between those who urge the virtues of milticulturalism and those who fear that our values are being undermined and our security threatened by the presence of minorities, we badly need a careful and clear-headed appraisal of minority rights and the dilemmas that they pose. Jennifer Jackson Preece is to be congratulated on providing us with just such an account. James Mayall, University of Cambridge


About the Author

Jennifer Jackson-Preece is Lecturer in Nationalism in Europe at the European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd November 2005

Author

Jennifer Jackson Preece

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Publisher

Polity Press

Format

Hardback
224 pages

Categories

Human rights

ISBN

9780745623955

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