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Managing Diversity through Non-Territorial Autonomy
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Managing Diversity through Non-Territorial Autonomy: Assessing Advantages, Deficiencies, and Risks

Tove H. Malloy, Alexander Osipov, and Balázs Vizi

Abstract

Non-territorial autonomy (NTA) is a statecraft tool gaining increasing importance in societies that are seeking to accommodate demands by ethno-cultural groups for a voice in cultural affairs important to the protection and preservation of their identity, such as language and education, as well as religion. NTA offers policymakers a range of options for institutional design adaptable to specific circumstances and historical legacies. It devolves degrees of power through legal frameworks and institutions in specific areas of ethno-cultural life, while maintaining social unity at the core level ... More

Keywords: non-territorial autonomy, ethno-cultural groups, cultural affairs, identity, institutional design, social unity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198738459
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738459.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tove H. Malloy, editor
Director, European Centre for Minority Issues

Alexander Osipov, editor
Senior Research Associate, European Centre for Minority Issues

Balázs Vizi, editor
Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Minority Studies, Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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