The Perception of Minority Rights Across the Globe

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Essay #: 071202
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The Perception of Minority Rights Across the Globe
According to Kymlicka, there are differences in the way that minority rights are perceived across the globe. This essay will discuss why this is the case, and for whom these differences in perception constitute the biggest 'threat'. The basis of this discussion will be a detailed assessment of Kymlicka’s arguments with respect to the law and political context of minority rights on a global basis.
The main point made by Kymlicka’s article is that models of state–minority relations can be affected by the interference of international organizations, such as the United Nations and the European Union, and their policies. What this means is that even if there is a specific framework for...
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.....and the application of policies regarding these rights is updated, the risk of increased conflict between states and their resident minorities will continue to increase. With the rise of more social movements to protect the rights of the disenfranchised taking place around the globe, states and international organizations will have no choice but to pursue a different means by which rights may be accorded and used by minority groups. Over the long term, without a shift in these policy frameworks, more conflict will occur. Reference
Jardine, E. “Domestic Experience and its Effects on Democracy Promotion.” Innovations: A Journal of Politics 8 (2009): 87-88.
Kymlicka, Will. “The internationalization of minority rights.” I.CON 6(1) (2008): 1–32.