Taking Ethno-cultural Diversity Seriously in Constitutional Design

Taking Ethno-cultural Diversity Seriously in Constitutional Design

A Theory of Minority Rights for Addressing Africa's Multiethnic Challenge

eBook - 2012
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Here, Dersso (human rights, Addis Ababa U.) establishesa theory of minority rights for use in addressing Africa's multi-ethnic challenges. He explains the issue of minorities in Africa, describing its context and understanding its nature. He then explores the normative basis for constitutional accommodation of ethno-cultural diversity in Africa, explains his theory's three components, moves toward a multicultural framework, describes institutional dimensions, gives South Africa's design which accommodates diversity, gives the case of Ethiopian ethnic federalism, and finally describes federalism as the only viable option. Annotation ©2014 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Brill USA
Using a legal and multidisciplinary approach towards empirical and prescriptive analysis of contemporary minority rights standards, this book defends and elaborates a robust minority rights framework for articulating a constitutional design responsive to the claims of ethno-cultural groups in Africa.

Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2012
ISBN: 9789004235533
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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