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Democracy And Human Rights In Multicultural Societies

Author : Matthias Koenig
ISBN : 0754670309
Genre : Political Science
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Published in association with UNESCO, this volume examines the political governance of cultural diversity. Interdisciplinary to comparative social sciences, it assesses public-policy responses to ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity, and addresses the conditions, forms, and consequences of democratic and human-rights-based governance of multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and multi-faith societies.

The Politics Of Reconciliation In Multicultural Societies

Author : Will Kymlicka
ISBN : 9780199233809
Genre : Political Science
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In recent years, many countries have pursued various ideas of

Allgemeine Staatslehre

Author : T. Fleiner-Gerster
ISBN : 9783642965883
Genre : Law
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Der Staat auf dem Prüfstand Wozu brauchen wir noch einen Staat? Diese topaktuelle Staatslehre setzt sich mit den Problemen der Legitimation des marginalisierten Nationalstaates im Zeitalter der Globalisierung auseinander. Themen sind u.a. die Universalität der Menschenrechte, kollektive Rechte, ethischer Nationalismus, Multikulturalität, Minderheitenfragen, Rule of Law und Rechtsstaatlichkeit sowie staatpolitische Probleme weltweit im Vergleich. Eine ebenso anspruchsvolle wie verständliche Darstellung, übersichtlich aufgebaut, leicht zu lesen - optimal für Studium und Berufspraxis.

The Disuniting Of America

Author : Arthur Meier Schlesinger
ISBN : 0393318540
Genre : Political Science
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Examines the growing cult of ethnicity in the United States and discusses how it undermines a common American identity and results in ethnic and racial animosity

Teachers Human Rights And Diversity

Author : Audrey Osler
ISBN : 1858563399
Genre : Education
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How should we educate citizens in multicultural societies? This question is receiving increasing attention in countries across the world. In this volume authors from England, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the United States report on recent research in this field and consider the implications for teachers, teacher education and student teachers. Case studies illustrate how young citizens can learn to apply the principles of human rights and equality in resolving complex and controversial issues. The contributors include Hilary Claire, Colm O'Cuanachain, Carole Hahn, Anne Hudson, Ulrike Neins and Jackie Reilly, Jill Rutter, Chris Wilkins. This book will be of particular interest to student teachers and their tutors.

Citizenship And Rights In Multicultural Societies

Author : Michael Dunne
ISBN : UOM:39015037464305
Genre : Citizenship
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This topical book examines the debates around contemporary conflicts between liberal democracies and increasingly vociferous special interest groups within society. It analyses the way a new sense of difference and the growth of multi-culturalism are straining modern notions of citizenship and rights, looking in particular at how ethnic conflicts in Eastern Europe have escalated to international tragedies, while in the US and Canada, race, ethnicity and radical feminism are at the heart of a social conflict which challenges national identity and the unity of the state.

Conflict Resolution In Multicultural Societies

Author : Jhumpa Mukherjee
ISBN : 9789351505495
Genre : Political Science
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Is it not interesting that at a time when the idea of a global “clash of civilizations” is reverberating so mightily and so ominously, how India puts up with the challenge of forging national unity amidst its intricate diversity? What is the key to her comparative success as an integrated state? The question has assumed added significance after the disintegration of the former multiethnic Soviet Union in the early 1990s. The present study, informed by a modified neo-institutionalism, seeks to identify the key to India’s success as an integrated democracy amidst a whole lot of trajectories. As an answer to India’s relative success in state formation and political order, this study emphasizes the role of democratic multicultural decentralization, which is a distinctive institutional-political formulation grown out of India’s specific contexts, and which has served as a method of effective governance in India. The book is primarily aimed at first degree undergraduate and postgraduate students. It is aimed at students specializing in India politics, post-colonial studies, Third world politics and those studying decentralization in non-Western countries. The work would have direct appeal political scientists, sociologists, policy makers, research institutes, activists, and development agencies.

Select Proceedings Of The European Society Of International Law

Author : Hélà ̈ne Ruiz Fabri
ISBN : 9781847315892
Genre : Law
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This book continues the series Select Proceedings of the European Society of International Law, containing the proceedings of the Third Biennial Conference organised by ESIL and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in 2008. The conference was entitled 'International Law in a Heterogeneous World', reflecting an idea which is central to the ESIL philosophy. Heterogeneity is considered one of the pillars upon which Europe's contribution to international law is built and the subject was considered in a number of panels, including such diverse topics as migration, the history of international law, the rules on warfare and international environmental law.

Group Rights As Human Rights

Author : Neus Torbisco Casals
ISBN : 9781402042096
Genre : Law
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Liberal theories have long insisted that cultural diversity in democratic societies can be accommodated through classical liberal tools, in particular through individual rights, and they have often rejected the claims of cultural minorities for group rights as illiberal. Group Rights as Human Rights argues that such a rejection is misguided. Based on a thorough analysis of the concept of group rights, it proposes to overcome the dominant dichotomy between "individual" human rights and "collective" group rights by recognizing that group rights also serve individual interests. It also challenges the claim that group rights, so understood, conflict with the liberal principle of neutrality; on the contrary, these rights help realize the neutrality ideal as they counter cultural biases that exist in Western states. Group rights deserve to be classified as human rights because they respond to fundamental, and morally important, human interests. Reading the theories of Will Kymlicka and Charles Taylor as complementary rather than opposed, Group Rights as Human Rights sees group rights as anchored both in the value of cultural belonging for the development of individual autonomy and in each person’s need for a recognition of her identity. This double foundation has important consequences for the scope of group rights: it highlights their potential not only in dealing with national minorities but also with immigrant groups; and it allows to determine how far such rights should also benefit illiberal groups. Participation, not intervention, should here be the guiding principle if group rights are to realize the liberal promise.

Education For Citizenship In A Multicultural Society

Author : James Lynch
ISBN : 0304319317
Genre : civics
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