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Democracy, Ethnic Diversity, and Security in Post-Communist Europe
     

Democracy, Ethnic Diversity, and Security in Post-Communist Europe

by Anita Inder Singh, Anita Inder Singh
 

ISBN-10: 0275972585

ISBN-13: 9780275972585

Pub. Date: 06/30/2001

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Inder Singh examines why international organizations including the UN, OSCE, and Council of Europe advocated democratic governance, based on the rule of law and respect for human and minority rights, as the method by which states should try to accommodate their ethnically mixed populations. She discusses how realistic this advice has been, given the tension between

Overview

Inder Singh examines why international organizations including the UN, OSCE, and Council of Europe advocated democratic governance, based on the rule of law and respect for human and minority rights, as the method by which states should try to accommodate their ethnically mixed populations. She discusses how realistic this advice has been, given the tension between the principle of the sovereignty of states and their international obligations, and the extent to which democratization had made for ethnic and political stability in post-communist Europe.

Inder Singh demonstrates that this advocacy of democracy to handle ethnic diversity questions the perception of nationalism as a cause of war and disorder. This pathbreaking study will be of appeal to academics and policy makers interested in how the management of ethnic diversity through democracy can enhance domestic and international security.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275972585
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2001
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Democracy, Ethnic Diversity, and Post-Cold War Security: The Practical and Conceptual Dilemmas

Managing Ethnic Diversity Through Political Structures and Ideologies: The Experiences of the Soviet Union, India, Sri Lanka, and Spain

Self-Determination, Democracy, Minorities, and Sovereignty: The Issues Raised by the Collapse of Yugoslavia and the USSR

Reconciling the International and Domestic Dimensions of Democracy

On the Absence of War in the Former Communist Bloc: Magyar and Russian Minorities in Countries Neighboring Hungary and Russia

Conclusions

Bibliography

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