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Multiculturalism and Minority Rights in the Arab World
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Multiculturalism and Minority Rights in the Arab World

Will Kymlicka and Eva Pföstl

Abstract

Since the Arab Spring, Arab states have become the new front line in the struggle for democratization and for open societies. As the experience of other regions has shown, one of the most significant challenges facing democratization relates to minority rights. This book explores how minority claims are framed and debated in the region, and in particular, how political actors draw upon, reinterpret or resist both the new global discourses of minority rights and more local traditions and practices of coexistence. The contributors examine a range of precolonial, colonial, and post-colonial facto ... More

Keywords: minority rights, multiculturalism, Arab states, citizenship, Arab nationalism, global discourse, local traditions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199675135
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675135.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Will Kymlicka, editor
Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy, Queen's University

Eva Pföstl, editor
Scientific Director, Department of Law, Istituto di Studi Politici S. Pio V, Rome