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National Minorities and the European Nation-States System
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National Minorities and the European Nation-States System (Hardback)

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The collapse of Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, and the Soviet Union has resulted in a proliferation of discontented national minorities. Thus, the possibility for destabilizing ethnic conflict has become acute. National minorities have accordingly emerged as a major focus of international relations in post-Cold War Europe. Jennifer Jackson Preece's powerful new study offers an innovative analysis of these developments. Scrutinizing them within the historical context of changing practices and evolving norms, she reveals that the European national minority question is nothing new - rather its foundations extend deep into contemporary history. Moreover, the problem is intrinsically derivative of the nation-states system itself, a system which potentially intensifies minority disaffection. Examining these issues against the backdrop of relevant treaties, diplomatic negotiations, and international practices, Jackson Preece presents the definitive assessment of the fate of national minorities in the European states system.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentInternational relationsInternational institutionsHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical control & freedomsHuman rightsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesMigration, immigration & emigration Publisher: Oxford University Press Publication Date: 01/12/1998 ISBN-13: 9780198294375  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Jennifer Jackson Preece is a Lecturer on Nationalism in Europe at the European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. She was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship for doctoral studies at Oxford University. Her doctoral dissertation, on which this publication is based, was awarded the Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Thesis Prize (for the best dissertation on human rights) by Oxford University in 1997.

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