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Minority Accommodation through Territorial and Non-Territorial Autonomy

Author Edited by Tove H. Malloy and Francesco Palermo
Pages 352
ISBN 9780198746669
Source Oxford University Press
Release Date 11-11-2015
Price 60 GBP

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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).

  • Introduction
  • Part I: Autonomy and Territory 

    • 1. Owned or Shared? Territorial Autonomy in the Minority Discourse, Francesco Palermo
    • 2. Can Non-Territorial Autonomy bring an Added Value to Ethnic Politics?, Genevieve Nootens
    • 3. Minorities and the Limits of Liberal Democracy: Demoicracy and Non Territorial Autonomy,Ephraim Nimni
    • 4. Non-Territorial Autonomy: The Meaning of '(Non-)Territoriality', Markku Suksi

  • Part Two: Autonomy in History 

    • 5. Non-territorial Millets and Autonomy in the Ottoman Empire, Jan Erk
    • 6. From Empire to Multilateral Player: The Deep Roots of Autonomy in Russia, Bill Bowring

  • Part Three: Territorial and Non-Territorial Autonomy in a Global Perspective 

    • 7. Non-Territorial Autonomy as Political Strategy in Eastern Europe, David Smith
    • 8. Autonomy as Symbolic Production: the Case of Contemporary Russia, Alexander Osipov
    • 9. Indigenous Autonomy in the Americas, Alexandra Xanthaki
    • 10. Autonomy in South Asia: Evidence for the Emergence of a Regional Custom, Joshua Castellino

  • Conclusions, Karl Kossler

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