Ethnicity and International Law: Histories, Politics and Practices

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Ethnicity and International Law presents a historical account of the impact of ethnicity on the making of international law. The development of international law since the nineteenth century is characterised by the inherent tension between the liberal and conservative traditions of dealing with what might be termed the ‘problem’ of ethnicity. The present-day hesitancy of liberal international law to engage with ethnicity in ethnic conflicts and ethnic minorities has its roots in these conflicting philosophical traditions. In international legal studies, both the relevance of ethnicity and the traditions of understanding it lie in this fact.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages278
ISBN (Print)9781107096790
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016


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