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Author Manchanda, Rita.

Title The no nonsense guide to minority rights in South Asia / Rita Manchanda
Published Los Angeles : SAGE, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 311 pages) : illustrations, map
3 1/2 in
Contents Politics of recognition -- State ideology and design -- Living modes of exclusion -- Indigenous peoples
Summary "The No Nonsense Guide to Minority Rights in South Asia is a practical primer on issues related to minority rights in South Asian countries. It delves into all major concepts and cutting edge theories that constitute the evolving minority rights discourse. The 'minority' in South Asia is typically characterized by 'non-domination' and powerlessness, two major markers apart from language, culture, religion and ethnicity. This book explores the process of this kind of 'minoritization' in the region, evaluating the weaknesses of constitutional and legal frameworks that contribute to it. In doing so, it examines in detail the State's role in the socio-political recognition, protection and exclusion of minorities." "This book is an important reference resource for students and academics working in the areas of politics and international relations, especially on human rights, minority rights and state-building. It will also be a useful guide for activists."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Indigenous peoples -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- South Asia.
Legal polycentricity -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- South Asia.
Minorities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- South Asia.
Form Electronic book
Author Manchanda, Rita.
ISBN 1282425668
8132104269 (electronic bk.)
8132112032 (ebook)
8178298910 (paper back)
9781282425668
9788132104261 (electronic bk.)
9788132112037 (ebook)
9788178298917 (paper back)