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Type Book Section - Religion and Human Rights in Croatia
Title Religion and Human Rights
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Publisher Springer
URL http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-09731-2_2
This work questions the common sense paradigm according to which it is “self-evident” that Catholics are the majority and not a minority in Croatia. The work aims to penetrate into the sphere of contemporary taboos.
Where the statistical majority is a sociological minority, and a sociological minority the statistical majority, the promotion of minority rights takes on entirely different connotations—increasing “minority” rights is actually maintaining the position of power and privilege of the minority, and denying the rights of the statistical majority to be in a position of power and to gain civil rights equal to those of the privileged minority.
Through an analysis of potential reasons for this situation in Croatia, the authors conclude that only once the elites in Croatian public space are reproduced by the law of greater numbers, and not by the power of privileged minority interest groups, can we expect the promotion of human rights to replace the legitimization of the power of these minority interest groups disguised as the promotion of human rights.

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