Minorities, Minority Rights And Internal Self-determination by Ulrike BartenMinorities, Minority Rights And Internal Self-determination by Ulrike Barten

Minorities, Minority Rights And Internal Self-determination

byUlrike Barten

Paperback | August 23, 2016

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The book questions the classic idea of self-determination - the right to self-determination is a right of peoples, not of minorities - by examining the content of the right to self-determination and the content of minority rights. Self-determination has four dimensions: the political, the economic, the social and the cultural dimensions. Minorities have minority rights that touch on most aspects of life as a member of a minority. If there is an overlap between minority rights and the different dimensions of self-determination, the concept that the right to self-determination is only applicable to peoples loses credibility. No global and general conclusion is envisaged; there are restrictions in place. The work is limited to the European framework and is further restricted to classic minorities. The argument is based on a legitimacy and justice approach. The analysis in this book shows that some minority rights overlap with the different dimensions of internal self-determination. In short, classic minorities in Europe have a right to internal self-determination.
Title:Minorities, Minority Rights And Internal Self-determinationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:295 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.02 inPublished:August 23, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319355805

ISBN - 13:9783319355801

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction.- The international relations framework.- Classic sources on minority rights and self-determination.- Non-state actors and non-binding instruments.- Legitimacy and justice.- Legitimacy and justice of non-binding instruments.- Part II: Minority rights.- Minority, people, nation.- Understanding self-determination.- Part III: Minority rights and internal self-determination.- Putting together the pieces.- Part IV: Conclusion.- Summary.