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1. ‘Minorities,’ in political and social discourse, has a twofold meaning. For one, in a normative sense, the concept indicates the relationship between majority and minority, in which relationship the democratic pluralistic principle is to be maintained. For another, employed descriptively, the concept indicates social requirements in dealings with c…

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Lützenkirchen, Hans-Georg, “Minorities”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 22 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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