Can Liberal Pluralism be Exported? : Western Political Theory and Ethnic Relations in Eastern Europe: Western Political Theory and Ethnic Relations in Eastern Europe (Google eBook)

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Will Kymlicka, Magda Opalski
Oxford University Press, Jan 17, 2002 - Europe, Eastern - 458 pages
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Many post-communist countries in Central/Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union are being encouraged and indeed pressured by Western countries to improve their treatment of ethnic and national minorities, and to adopt Western models of minority rights. But what are these Western models, and will they work in Eastern Europe? In the first half of this volume, Will Kymlicka describes a model of 'liberal pluralism' which has gradually emerged in most Western democracies, and discusses what would be involved in adopting it in Eastern Europe. This is followed by 15 commentaries from people actively involved in minority rights issues in the region, as practitioners or academics, and by Kymlicka's reply. This volume will be of interest to anyone concerned with ethnic conflict in Eastern Europe, and with the more general question of whether Western liberal values can or should be promoted in the rest of the world.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Western Political Theory and Ethnic Relations in Eastern Europe
13
Commentaries
107
1 Liberal Pluralism and PostCommunism
109
2 Rethinking the State Minorities and National Security
126
3 On the Chances of Ethnocultural Justice in East Central Europe
135
4 NationStates and Immigrant Societies
150
5 New Democracies in the Old World
154
9 Nation Building and Beyond
220
10 Ethnocultural Justice in East European States and the Case of the Czech Roma
243
Applying Kymlickas Models to Estonia and Latvia
259
Scrutinizing National Minority Rights in Romania
270
13 Perspectives on a LiberalPluralist Approach to Ethnic Minorities in Ukraine
283
14 Can Will Kymlicka Be Exported to Russia?
298
The Case of Uzbekistan
320
Reply and Conclusion
345

6 Some Doubts about Ethnocultural Justice
171
7 Reflections on Minority Rights Politics for East Central European Countries
186
8 Territorial Autonomy as a Minority Rights Regime in PostCommunist Countries
200

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