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Minorities within Minorities : Equality, Rights and Diversity - Avigail Eisenberg

Minorities within Minorities

Equality, Rights and Diversity

By: Avigail Eisenberg (Editor), Jeff Spinner-Halev (Editor)

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Most discussions of multiculturalism and group rights focus on the relationship between the minority and the majority. This volume advances our understanding of minority rights by focusing on conflicts that arise within minority groups and by examining the different sorts of responses that the liberal state might have to these conflicts. Groups around the world are increasingly successful in maintaining or winning autonomy. In light of this trend, a crucial question emerges: what happens to individuals within groups who find that their group discriminates against them? This volume brings together distinguished scholars who examine this question by weaving together normative political theory with case studies drawn from South Africa, the United States, India, Canada, and Britain. Classical liberalism, deliberative democracy, feminism, and associative democracy are among the theoretical frameworks used to offer solutions to the complex set of issues raised by minorities within minorities.

"...a valuable and much welcomed contribution to studies in contemporary phenomenology and Husserl scholarship." --Christopher McTavish, Loyola University of Chicago: Philosophy in Review

Introduction
Toleration
Tolerable liberalism
A liberalism of conscience
Equality
Multiculturalism and feminism: no simple question, no simple answers Susan
Can intra-group equality co-exist with cultural diversity?: re-examining multicultural frameworks of accommodation
Gender versus culture: not always a deep disagreement
The rights of internal linguistic minorities
Individual Autonomy
Autonomy, association and pluralism
Sexual orientation, exit and refuge
On exit Oonagh Reitman
Exit 'exit rights': reframing the debate
Self-Determination
Identity and liberal politics: the problem of minorities within minorities
Internal minorities and indigenous self-determination
Self-determination as a basic human right: the draft UN Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Democracy
Associative democracy and minorities within minorities
A deliberative approach to conflicts of culture
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ISBN: 9780521843140
ISBN-10: 0521843146
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 404
Published: 3rd August 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.76