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Democracy, Minorities and International Law

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Part of Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law

  • Date Published: January 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521848985

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  • This work explores the contribution that international law may make to the resolution of culture conflicts--political disputes between the members of different ethno-cultural groups--in democratic States. International law recognizes that persons belonging to minorities have the right to enjoy their own culture and peoples have the right to self-determination without detailing how these principles are to be put into effect. The emergence of democracy as a legal obligation of States permits the international community to concern itself with both the procedure and substance of 'democratic' decisions concerning ethno-cultural groups.

    • Uniquely examines the rights of minorities, including national minorities, indigenous peoples and peoples in a democracy
    • Examines the highly topical issue of the legal regulation of cultural conflicts
    • An original contribution to the debate on political participation and minorities
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Steven Wheatley's Democracy, Minorities and International Law constitutes an important and well-argued contribution to the on-going academic discussions on minorities, self-determination and democracy. It is particularly recommended for those who, without necessarily having much prior knowledge on the topic, would like to gain a thorough introduction." - Magdalena Zolkos, Institute of Political Science, Copenhagen University

    "Overall, the book is admirable. It comprehensibly wades through an array of literature. It focuses on democracies -the very states we tend not to think about when dealing with cultural conflicts. And it is nearly exhaustive in its research such that one can easily trace the evolution of interpretations and implementations of broad principles, thus making the book perfect for students of all levels."
    Matthew S. Weinert, Human Rights and Human Welfare

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521848985
    • length: 226 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.508kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of abbreviations
    Table of cases, opinions, treaties and other documents
    1. The rights of minorities
    2. The self-determination of peoples
    3. Democracy

  • Author

    Steven Wheatley, University of Leeds
    Steven Wheatley is Senior Lecturer in Human Rights Law and International Law at the University of Leeds.

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