MINELRES: New book: Old and New Minorities, by Roberta Medda-Windischer, EURAC

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Old and new minorities: Reconciling diversity and cohesion. A human
rights model for minority integration
by Dr. Roberta Medda-Windischer, LL.M., PhD

The growing diversity of national communities has generated pressures
for the construction of new and more defensible forms of accommodating
social cohesion and diversity. The central question of this book is
whether it is possible to develop a defensible model for minority
integration encompassing the traditional dichotomy ‘old-new’ minorities
and which reconciles unity and diversity. The book contends that it is
possible to address these issues by bridging two fields of research:
minorities and migration. Studying the interaction and similarities
between ‘old’ and ‘new’ minority groups is a rather new task because so
far these topics have been studied in isolation. It is also an important
task for future research within Europe as many states have established
systems of ?old` minority rights, but have not yet developed sound
policies for the integration of new minority groups originating from

The volume is a valuable resource for academics, scholars, advanced
students and practitioners working on international human rights law,
and the law and policy surrounding minorities, migrants, refugees, and
all categories of non-citizens.

Publisher : Nomos
Publishing date : 2009
Pages: 285 S.

ISBN 978-3-8329-3476-7


Roberta Medda-Windischer, LL.M, PhD
Senior Researcher
Institute for Minority Rights
EURAC research
European Academy Bozen/Bolzano
Viale Druso/Drususallee 1
39100 Bolzano/Bozen - Italy 
Tel. +39 0471 055 221
Fax +39 0471 055 299
Email: Roberta.Medda@eurac.edu

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