Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015.
xx, 317 pages ; 24 cm.
Minorities and non-territorial autonomy.
Formatted Contents Note
Autonomy and territory: Owned or shared? territorial autonomy in the minority discourse / Francesco Palermo Can non-territorial autonomy bring an added value to theoretic and policy-oriented analysis of ethnic politics? / Geneviè̀ve Nootens Minorities and the limits of liberal democracy : demoicracy and non-territorial autonomy / Ephraim Nimni Non-territorial autonomy : the meaning of '(non)-territoriality / Markku Suksi Autonomy in history and law: Non-territorial Millets in Ottoman history / Jan Erk From empire to multilateral player : the deep roots of autonomy in Russia / Bill Bowring Territorial and non-territorial autonomy in a global perspective: NTA as political strategy in central and eastern Europe / David J. Smith Autonomy as symbolic production : the case of contemporary Russia / Alexander Osipov Indigenous autonomy in the Americas / Alexandra Xanthaki Autonomy in south Asia : evidence for the emergence of a regional custom / Joshua Castellino Conclusion : beyond the illusion of ethno-culturally homogenous territory / Karl Kössler.
Minority Accommodation through Territorial and Non-Territorial Autonomy explores the relationship between minority, territory, and autonomy, and how it informs our understanding of non-territorial autonomy (NTA) as a strategy for accommodating ethno-cultural diversity in modern societies. While territorial autonomy (TA) is defined by a claim to a certain territory, NTA does not assume that it is derived from any particular right to territory, allocated to groups that are dispersed among the majority while belonging to a certain self-identified notion of group identity. In seeking to understand the value of NTA as a public policy tool for social cohesion, this volume critically dissects the autonomy arrangements of both NTA and TA, and through a conceptual analysis and case-study examination of the two models, rethinks the viability of autonomy arrangements as institutions of diversity management. This is the second volume in a five-part series exploring the protection and representation of minorities through non-territorial means, examining this paradox within law and international relations with specific attention to non-territorial autonomy (NTA).
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (page 273-308) and index.