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Ethnicity and international law : histories, politics and practices

Author: Mohammad Shahabuddin
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
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"Ethnicity and International Law presents an historical account of the impact of ethnicity on the making of international law. The development of international law since the nineteenth century is characterised by the inherent tension between the liberal and conservative traditions of dealing with what might be termed the 'problem' of ethnicity. The present-day hesitancy of liberal international law to engage with  Read more...
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Shahabuddin, Mohammad.
Ethnicity and international law.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016
(OCoLC)946726923
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mohammad Shahabuddin
ISBN: 9781316156452 1316156451 9781316591147 131659114X
OCLC Number: 949669729
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover ; Half-title page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Table of cases ; Introduction; 1 Ethnicity in the discourse on the 'self' and the 'other': Liberal and conservative traditions and their implications; Introduction; What does 'ethnicity' mean?; Ethnicity: from 'otherness' to the conservative image of the 'self'; Ethnicity in the liberal construction of the nation; Social Darwinism: the scientific logic of assimilation and exclusion; Ethnicity, traditions, and nineteenth-century international law; Conclusion. 2 Colonialism and international law: A story of two traditionsIntroduction; The ethnic 'other' in German colonialism and international law; The background of German colonialism; The projection of the ethnic 'self' on the colonial 'other' through exclusion; The ethnic 'otherness' reflects back on the understanding of the 'self'; The liberal approach to the colonial 'other' and international law; From assimilation to association: the case of the French civilising mission; International law and colonialism in the liberal tradition; Conclusion. 3 Ethnicity in interwar international law: The minority protection regime in perspectiveIntroduction; Minority rights as a compromise between the liberal and conservative traditions; The liberal West and its conservative 'other' within Europe; The ethnic 'other' within the ethnic 'self': a case of reciprocal exclusion; Conclusion; 4 Ethnicity in the era of liberalism: Human rights, minority protection, and the post-Cold War paradigm shifts; Introduction; Understanding the 'minority' as an ethnic phenomenon; Dismantling ethnicity in minority 'protection' The post-Cold War European context: minorities as a problem of the EastConclusion; 5 Liberal individualism meets conservative passion: International law responses to ethnicity in ethnic conflicts; Introduction; Ethnicity, ethnic conflicts, and international law; Democratic peace and ethnic conflicts; Liberal exceptionalism vis-à-vis ethnicity; Ethnic accommodation and the liberal challenge; Ethnicity: from the Badinter Commission to the Dayton Agreement; Conclusion; Conclusion; Ethnicity and international law: an engagement with consequences. Ethnicity and international law: a future direction?Bibliography; Index.
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