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By Yash Ghai

Responses to ethnic conflicts in contemporary many years have ranged from oppression and ethnic detoxification to lodgings of ethnic claims via affirmative guidelines, particular sorts of illustration, strength sharing, and the mixing of minorities. some of the most wanted, and resisted, units for clash administration is autonomy. This ebook makes use of pick out international locations together with China, Canada, South Africa, former Yugoslavia and Australia to discover the dialectics of ethnicity and territory as mediated through numerous different types of autonomy.

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Furthermore, extensive trade with the United States has contributed to strong north-south links cutting across the east-west ties among Canadians. Differences in etiinic and cultural composition of the population in each region as a result of earlier patterns of immigrant settlement have given the Adantic provinces, Quebec, Ontario, the prairie provinces and British Columbia, each a distinctive cast. Different historical traditions have also contributed to regional consciousness, as provinces were setded in different periods and joined the federation at different times.

These are reflected in the processes of both 'executive federalism' in intergovernmental relations, featuring interministerial negotiations as a predominant pattern, and the emphasis on a 'proportionality syndrome', that is, 'representativeness' of different regions and groups within the federal cabinet and, indeed, virtually all federal organisations. Quebec and Quebec nationalism One of the principal reasons for the adoption of a federal system was to accommodate the differences between the two linguistic and cultural groups.

Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press. Eriksen, Thomas H. 1993. Ethnicity and Nationalism: Anthropological Perspectives. London: Pluto Press. Ghai, Yash 1998. ) Ethnic Diversity and Public Policy: A Comparative Inquiry. Basingstoke: Macmillan Press. Ghai, Yash and Anthony Regan 1992. The Law, Politics and Administration ofDecentralisation in Papua New Guinea. Waigani: National Research Institute. Hannum, Hurst 1990. Autonomy, Sovereignty, and Self-determination: The Accommodation of Conflicting Rights.

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