Religious Minorities in the Middle East

Domination, Self-Empowerment, Accommodation

Author: Anh Nga Longva,Anne Sofie Roald

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004207422

Category: Social Science

Page: 369

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Focusing on the situation of both Muslim and non-Muslim religious minorities in the Middle East, this volume offers an analysis of various strategies of resilience and accommodation from a historical as well a contemporary perspective.
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Minority Rights in the Middle East

Author: Joshua Castellino,Kathleen A. Cavanaugh

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191668885

Category: Law

Page: 456

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Within the Middle East there are a wide range of minority groups outside the mainstream religious and ethnic culture. This book provides a detailed examination of their rights as minorities within this region, and their changing status throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The rights of minorities in the Middle East are subject to a range of legal frameworks, having developed in part from Islamic law, and in recent years subject to international human rights law and institutional frameworks. The book examines the context in which minority rights operate within this conflicted region, investigating how minorities engage with (or are excluded from) various sites of power and how state practice in dealing with minorities (often ostensibly based on Islamic authority) intersects with and informs modern constitutionalism and international law. The book identifies who exactly can be classed as a minority group, analysing in detail the different religious and ethnic minorities across the region. The book also pays special attention to the plight of minorities who are spread between various states, often as the result of conflict. It assesses the applicable domestic legislative instruments within the three countries investigated as case studies: Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, and highlights key domestic remedies that could serve as models for ensuring greater social cohesion and greater inclusion of minorities in the political life of these countries.
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Multiculturalism and Minority Rights in the Arab World

Author: Will Kymlicka,Eva Pföstl

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199675139

Category: Law

Page: 320

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Since the Arab Spring, Arab states have become the new front line in the struggle for democratization and for open societies. The experience of other regions has shown that one of the most significant challenges facing democratization concerns the rights of ethnic minorities, yet this issue has largely been ignored, even suppressed, in the Arab world. This volume explores the obstacles to multiculturalism and minority rights in the region, including the history ofEuropean manipulation of minority politics. But it also explores the prospects for new forms of multicultural citizenship to emerge. The essays include both broad theoretical and historical discussions as well as focused case studies.
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State Formation and Identity in the Middle East and North Africa

Author: K. Christie,M. Masad

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137369604

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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For states in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, the "Arab Spring" has had different implications and consequences, stemming from the politics of identity and the historical and political processes that have shaped development. This book focuses on how these factors interact with globalization and affect state formation.
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Human Rights in the Middle East

Frameworks, Goals, and Strategies

Author: M. Monshipouri

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137001984

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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The authors provide a systematic analysis of looking beyond the abuses of human rights in the Middle East with a view toward problematizing traditional doctrinal thinking and concepts in the region, ascertaining comparative and historical roots of human rights abuses in the Middle East.
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Emergence of Minorities in the Middle East

Author: Benjamin Thomas White

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688935

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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This book uses a study of Syria under the French mandate to show what historical developments led people to start describing themselves and others as 'minorities'.
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Israel Year Book on Human Rights

Author: Yoram Dinstein,Mala Tabory

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9780792317944

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

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The "Israel Yearbook on Human Rights- an annual published under the auspices of the Faculty of Law of Tel Aviv University since 1971- is devoted to publishing studies by distinguished scholars in Israel and other countries on human rights in peace and war, with particular emphasis on problems relevant to the State of Israel and the Jewish people. The" Yearbook also incorporates documentary materials relating to Israel and the Administered Areas which are not otherwise available in English (including summaries of judicial decisions, compilations of legislative enactments and military proclamations). The Articles section of Volume 33 contains articles on Legal Aspects of Emergency Regimes.
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Minorities in the Middle East

A History of Struggle and Self-Expression, 2d ed.

Author: Mordechai Nisan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786451333

Category: Social Science

Page: 351

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The struggle for independence by minorities in the Middle East (those people who are non–Arab or non–Muslim) is affecting the political climate around the world. War and terrorism are threatening the safety of many minority communities and repression of minorities still remains standard state policy in some countries. This updated and revised edition of the 1991 original provides a wealth of historical and political detail for all the indigenous peoples of the Middle East. Pressed to persist in a threatening environment, these minorities (Kurds, Berbers, Baluchi, Druzes, ‘Alawites, Armenians, Assyrians, Maronites, Sudanese Christians, Jews, Egyptian Copts, and others) share similar experiences and have been known to cooperate for shared goals. Important events and new trends regarding the welfare of these groups are covered, and numerous oral histories add to the new edition. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
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Eastern Christianity in the Modern Middle East

Author: Anthony O'Mahony,Emma Loosley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135193711

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The Middle East is the birthplace of Christianity and the home to a number of Eastern Churches with millions of followers. This book provides a comprehensive survey of the various denominations in the modern Middle East and will be of interest to a wide variety of scholars and students studying theology, history and politics.
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