Minority Rights and Liberal Democratic Insecurities: The Challenge of Unstable Orders

Anna-Mária Bíró, Dwight Gordon Newman
Routledge, 2022 - 280 Seiten
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This book addresses the impact of a range of destabilising issues on minority rights in Europe and North America.

This collection stems from the fact that liberal democracy did not bring about the "end of history" but rather that the transatlantic region of Europe and North America has encountered a new era of instability, particularly since the global financial crisis. The transatlantic region may have appeared to be entering a period of stability, but terrorist attacks on the soil of Euro-Atlantic states, the financial crisis itself and other changes, including mass migration, the rise of populism, changes in fundamental political conceptions, technological change, and most recently the Covid pandemic, have brought increasing uncertainties and instabilities in existing orders. In these contexts, the book investigates the resulting difficulties and opportunities for minority rights. Bringing together scholars from a range of disciplines who are engaged in work on various unstable orders, the book provides a unique and largely neglected perspective on present developments as well as addressing the pressing issue of the future of the minority rights regime at global, regional and national levels.

This book will appeal to those with interests in minority rights, human rights, nationalism, law and politics.

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Anna-Mária Bíró is Director of the Tom Lantos Institute, Budapest, an international research and education institution in the human rights of minorities.

Dwight Newman is Professor of Law and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Rights in Constitutional and International Law at the University of Saskatchewan.

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