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Minority Accommodation through Territorial and Non-Territorial Autonomy - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Minority Accommodation through Territorial and Non-Territorial Autonomy

Tove H. Malloy and Francesco Palermo


From the early notion of the millet system in the Ottoman Empire to the misconstrued notion of national cultural autonomy applied in post-Soviet states, autonomy arrangements have been adopted to abate separatism and dissent in multicultural societies. Governments have, albeit reluctantly, implemented autonomy in various forms in response to diversity and pluralism with the ultimate goal of securing social and territorial cohesion. Yet, policymakers remain uncomfortable with autonomy, and political scientists and legal scholars continue to relegate it to the list of ad hoc solutions. This book ... More

Keywords: autonomy, cohesion, territory, ethno-cultural diversity, accommodation, Westphalian system, diversity management, separatism, pluralism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198746669
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746669.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tove H. Malloy, editor
Director, European Centre for Minority Issues

Francesco Palermo, editor
Director, Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism, EURAC, Bolzano/Bozen

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