MINELRES: Update on JEMIE Special Focus on Will Kymlicka and Exporting Liberal Pluralism

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JEMIE Special Focus: Will Kymlicka and Exporting Liberal Pluralism:
Western Political Theory and Ethnic Relations in Eastern Europe

Are Western models of multiculturalism and minority rights relevant for
the post-Communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe? Taking the
theories of Will Kymlicka as a starting point, this electronic symposium
analyses the suitability of exporting Western models of liberal
democracy to the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). In an
introductory essay, Professor Kymlicka explores the social and political
conditions that have led to the adoption of such models in the West and
considers the various factors which might make their adoption difficult
in CEE. In addition, he examines the potential role that the
international community can play in overcoming these obstacles.

This Special Focus aims to generate further debate on this timely issue.
Further commentary and criticism has been solicited from a number of
leading academics and practitioners across Europe - East and West - and
the Editors encourage further debate especially from younger academics
and  practitioners.

Introductory Essay

Will Kymlicka
Multiculturalism and Minority Rights: West and East


Andre Liebich
Canadian, Eh?

Walter Kemp
Applying the Nationality Principle: Handle with Care

Anita Inder Singh
Minorities, Justice and Security in Post-Communist Europe: Continuing
the Debate with Will Kymlicka

Stefan Wolff
Beyond Ethnic politics in Central and Eastern Europe