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Minorities: Minorities refer to groups within a society that hold a smaller portion of power, privilege, or representation compared to the dominant or majority population. This distinction can be based on factors such as race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status. See also Majority, Society, Politics, Community, Democracy, Power.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Will Kymlicka on Minorities - Dictionary of Arguments

Gaus I 252
Minorities/Kymlicka/Kukathas: Central to Kymlicka's account(1) of group-differentiated rights is a distinction between two kinds of minorities: national minorities and ethnic minorities.
National minorities are peoples whose previously self-governing, territorially concentrated cultures have been incorporated into a larger state.
Examples include 'American Indians', Puerto Ricans, Chicanos, and native Hawaiians in
the United States; the Quebecois and various aboriginal communities in Canada; and the Australian Aborigines. Ethnic minorities, however, are peoples who have immigrated to a new society and do not wish to govern themselves, but nonetheless wish to hold on to their ethnic identities and traditions. >Minority rights/Kymlicka
, >Human rights/Kymlicka, >Multiculturalism/Kukathas, >Multiculturalism/Kymlicka.

1. Kymlicka, Will (1995a) Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Kukathas, Chandran 2004. „Nationalism and Multiculturalism“. In: Gaus, Gerald F. & Kukathas, Chandran 2004. Handbook of Political Theory. SAGE Publications

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Kymlicka, Will
Gaus I
Gerald F. Gaus
Chandran Kukathas
Handbook of Political Theory London 2004

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