European Yearbook of Minority Issues, Volume 14 (2015)


The European Yearbook of Minority Issues provides a critical and timely review of contemporary developments in minority-majority relations in Europe. It combines analysis, commentary and documentation in relation to conflict management, international legal developments and domestic legislation affecting minorities in Europe.
In this volume, the Thematic Articles section addresses such topical and controversial issues as indigenous peoples in the context of climate change and perspectives for the integration of ‘old’ and ‘new’ minorities. The International Developments section offers a deeper understanding of the international organizations’ approach to such pan-European challenges and developments as minority issues in the criminal justice system; cultural activities and facilities, including the media; participation, citizenship and trans frontier exchanges. The section on National Developments presents case studies that cover some noteworthy developments, such as kin-state policies of Serbia, Romania, Hungary and Russia; referenda in Catalonia and Scotland; and major events in Romania, Russia, Macedonia, and Georgia.

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General Editors: Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark, Arie Bloed, Ilze Brands Kehris, Rainer Hofmann, Tove Hansen Malloy, Joseph Marko, John Packer, Francesco Palermo, Petra Roter, Markku Suksi.
Managing Editors: Alexander Osipov, Sonja Wolf, Alexandra Tomaselli, Mariya Riekkinen, David Smith, Federica Prina, Vizi Balázs, Levente Salat, Toma Burean

Part 1: Thematic Articles

Integration of New and Old Minorities: Beyond a Janus-Faced PerspectiveRoberta Medda-Windischer Indigenous Peoples in Europe and Their International Protection vis-à-vis the Threat of Climate ChangeAlexandra Tomaselli

Part 2: Reports

Section 1: International Developments

Justice and the Vulnerable: Developments from the Eighth Forum on Minority Issues Regarding Criminal Justice SystemsAndrás L. Pap and Jacob Verhagen International Developments 2015: Cultural Activities and Facilities, Including the MediaMariya Riekkinen Participation, Citizenship and Transfrontier Exchanges – Engaging International Bodies in 2015Sarah Stephan

Section 2: National Developments

‘The Song Remains The Same?’ Constitutional Developments in Catalonia and Scotland in 2015Daniel Cetrà and Malcolm Harvey Reviewing Minority Issues in the Middle of a Large-Scale Political Crisis: Analysis of Key Developments and Events during 2015 in MacedoniaMarina Andeva National Developments – Russia Emphasis on Crimea, Russian Language, and National SecurityBill Bowring Klaus Iohannis’ Presidential Term: Between High Hopes and DisillusionmentOvidiu Oltean The Kin-state Policies of Hungary, Romania, and Serbia in 2015: An Increasingly Centred Approach on Extraterritorial CitizenshipAndreea Udrea Ethnic Politics of the Hungarian Minorities in Slovakia, Romania, and Serbia in 2015Carol Skalnik Leff and Oana I. Armeanu European Yearbook on Minority Issues, Country Report: GeorgiaGiorgi Bobghiashvili and Graham Donnelly

Part 3: Book Reviews

Levente Salat et al. (eds.), Autonomy Arrangements around the World: A Collection of Well and Lesser Known Cases (Editura Institutului pentru Studierea Problemelor Minorităţilor Naţionale, Cluj-Napoca, 2014), ISBN 978-606-8377-30-8 (hardcover)Annika Kress Roberta Medda-Windischer and Andrea Carlà (eds.), Migration and Autonomous Territories: The Case of South Tyrol and Catalonia (Brill, Leiden, 2015), ISBN 978-900-4282-78-0 (hardback)Christina Isabel Zuber/i> Multiple Book Review: Tove Malloy and Ugo Caruso (eds.), Minorities, their Rights, and the Monitoring of the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (Brill, Leiden, 2013), ISBN 978-90-04-21441-5 (hardcover) Rainer Hofmann, Doris Angst, Emma Lantschner, Günther Rautz and, Detlev Rein (eds.), Rahmenübereinkommen zum Schutz nationaler Minderheiten, Handkommentar (Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2015), ISBN 978-3-8487-1310-3 (hardcover) Ugo Caruso and Rainer Hofmann (eds.), The United Nations Declaration on Minorities. An Academic Account on the Occasion of its 20th Anniversary (1992–2012) (Brill, Leiden, 2015), ISBN 978-90-04-25155-7 (hardcover)Metka Kuhar


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