Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
International Approaches to Governing Ethnic Diversity$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jane Boulden and Will Kymlicka

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199676583

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676583.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 22 August 2019

Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Introduction
Source:
International Approaches to Governing Ethnic Diversity
Author(s):

Jane Boulden

Will Kymlicka

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676583.003.0001

This chapter first discusses the range of international organizations involved in shaping the governance of ethnic diversity, including human rights bodies, development organizations, and conflict and peace-building organizations, and reviews some of the debates raised by this involvement. Many critics charge that the international community is bent on imposing (idealized versions of) Western models of liberal-democratic multiculturalism on parts of the world where they are inappropriate, while dismissing local modes of ethnic co-existence. Other critics argue that the international community is too willing to accept any settlement that avoids ethnic bloodshed, even at the expense of individual freedoms and democratic equality. These disagreements indicate the need for a more differentiated analysis of the role played by international actors. The chapter concludes with an overview of each of the subsequent chapters, noting how each helps to map the complex field of international involvement in the governing of ethnic diversity.

Keywords:   ethnicity, minority rights, development, conflict, international organizations, international law

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .