Edited by Francesco Forte, Ram Mudambi and Pietro Maria Navarra
Chapter 10: Indigenes, immigration, and integration: a welfare-economics approach to minority rights
In many countries there are linguistic, religious, and ethnic minorities coexisting with the majority. The phenomenon may be due to recent immigration or to historical factors such as the difference between the geographical boundaries and the historical settlements of the various groups. In this chapter, we attempt to set up a welfare-economics framework for analyzing the granting of minority rights. We search for arguments based on economics theory for different policies.
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