Democracy and Human Rights in Multicultural Societies examines the political governance of cultural diversity, specifically how public policy-making has dealt with the claims for cultural recognition that have increasingly been expressed by ethno-national movements, language groups, religious minorities, indigenous peoples and migrant communities.
Its principle aim is to understand, explain and assess public-policy responses to ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity. Adopting interdisciplinary perspectives of comparative social sciences, the contributors address the conditions, forms, and consequences of democratic and human-rights-based governance of multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and multi-faith societies.
Contributors: James A. Beckford, Juan Díez-Medrano, Shmuel N. Eisenstadt, Paul de Guchteneire, Kristin Henrard, Sally Holt, Matthew Adam Kocher, Matthias Koenig, Enric Martínez-Herrera, John Packer, Ole Riis, Suzanne Romaine, Kathy Rousselet, Boris Tsilevich, Fernand de Varennes, Stefan Wolff.
Also available in the Human Rights in Perspective series