"Published in association with UNESCO, Democracy and Human Rights in Multicultural Societies examines the political governance of cultural diversity, specifically how public policy-making has dealt with the claims for cultural recognition that have increasingly been expressed by ethno-national movements, language groups, religious minorities, indigenous peoples and migrant communities. Its principle aim is to understand, explain and assess public-policy responses to ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity. Adopting interdisciplinary perspectives of comparative social sciences, the contributors address the conditions, forms, and consequences of democratic and human-rights-based governance of multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and multi-faith societies."--Provided by publisher.
First published 2007 by Ashgate Publishing.
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part INTRODUCTION chapter 1 Political Governance of Cultural Diversity / Matthias Koenig and Paul de Guchteneire part PART I ETHNO-NATIONAL MOVEMENTS chapter 2 Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict and Democratic Governance / Juan Diez-Medrano chapter 3 Constitutional and Governmental Policies towards Basque Nationalist Extremism / Enric Martinez-Herrera chapter 4 Conflict Management in Northern Ireland / Stefan Wolff chapter 5 The Decline of the PKK and the Viability of a One-State Solution in Turkey / Matthew Adam Kocher part PART II LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY chapter 6 Linguistic Rights as an Integral Part of Human Rights - A Legal Perspective / Fernand de Varennes chapter 7 Protecting Linguistic Minorities - The Role of the OSCE / Sally Holt and John Packer chapter 8 Language Legislation in the Baltic States Boriss Cilevics chapter 9 Language Rights in South Africa: an Adequate Level of Minority Protection? / Kristin Henrard chapter 10 The Impact of Language Policy on Endangered Languages / Suzanne Romaine part PART III RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY chapter 11 The Resurgence of Religious Movements in the Processes of Globalization - Beyond the End of History or the Clash of Civilizations / Shmuel N. Eisenstadt chapter 12 Modes of Religious Pluralism under Conditions of Globalization / Ole Riis chapter 13 Prison Chaplaincy in England and Wales - from Anglican Brokerage to a Multi-faith Approach / James A. Beckford chapter 14 The Challenges of Religious Pluralism in Post-Soviet Russia / Kathy Rousselet.