Balancing between National Unity and “Multiculturalism”

National Minorities in Lithuania and Finland 1918–1939


The book provides a comprehensive picture of the Finnish and Lithuanian minority policies between the World Wars.
The work also offers an opportunity to compare Finland and Lithuania as well as individual minority groups in this respect. Both countries opted for a policy that was quite tolerant by the standards of the time, but not all minorities were treated in the same way. It is evident that changes in political governance also affected the relationship between the majority (titular) population and national minorities.

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Kari Alenius is Professor in General History and Head of Department at the University of Oulu, Finland.
Saulius Kaubrys is an Associate Professor at Vilnius University‘s Department of Modern History.
Jörg Hackmann, University of Szczecin
Kristina Jõekalda, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn
Mart Kuldkepp, University College London
Gustavs Strenga, University of Greifswald

Associate Editor
Martyn Housden, University of Bradford

Founding Editor
Leonidas Donskis (1962-2016)

Editorial & Advisory Board
Una Bergmane, University of Helsinki
Margit Bussmann, University of Greifswald
Ineta Dabašinskienė, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas
Ainur Elmgren, University of Oulu
Ivars Ījabs, University of Latvia, Riga
Andres Kasekamp, University of Toronto
Benedikts Kalnačs, University of Latvia
Carl Marklund, Södertörn University, Huddinge
Silviu Miloiu, Valahia University, Târgovişte
Rein Raud, Tallinn University
Anti Selart, University of Tartu
David Smith, University of Glasgow
Pierre-Frédéric Weber, University of Szczecin
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