European Yearbook of Minority Issues, Volume 17 (2018)


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.
Part I contains scholarly articles and, in the 2018 volume, this section contains two articles: one discussing the issue of rising nationalism in politics across Europe and its effect on the understanding of democracy, while the second article engages with the Minority SafePack Initiative and its development from the beginning of the campaign until early 2019.
Part II contains reports on national and international developments.
Part III features book reviews introducing and critiquing new, relevant literature within the disciplines of the social sciences, humanities and law.

Apart from providing a unique annual overview of minority issues for both scholars and practitioners in this field, the Yearbook is an indispensable reference tool for libraries, research institutes as well as governments and international organisations.

The European Yearbook of Minority Issues is also available online.

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General Editors:
Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark
Florian Bieber
Arie Bloed
Bill Bowring
Ilze Brands Kehris
Zsuzsa Csergo
Magdalena Dembinska
Rainer Hofmann
Jennifer Jackson Preece
Joseph Marko
Roberta Medda-Windischer
John Packer
Francesco Palermo
Petra Roter
Eduardo Ruiz Vieytez
Peter Rutland
Sherrill Stroschein
Markku Suksi
Alexandra Xanthaki

Managing Editors:
Sonja Wolf
Vizi Balázs
Sergiu Constantin
Federica Prina
Mariya Riekkinen
Levente Salat
David Smith
Alexandra Tomaselli

Part 1: Thematic Articles

 Save the People! Elite-People Relations and the Surge of Nationalism and Right-Wing Populism Across Europe
Arianna Piacentini

 The Minority Safepack Initiative – A European Participatory Process Supporting Cultural Diversity
Katharina Crepaz

Part 2: Reports

 International Developments 2018: Economic and Social Life in the Context of European Minority Rights
Mariya Riekkinen

 Language Rights of European Minorities in the Administration of Justice, Public Administration and Public Services: International Developments in 2018
Noémi Nagy

 Participation, Citizenship and Transfrontier Exchanges—2018
Anna Barlow

 International Developments 2018: Cultural Activities and Facilities, Education and the Media in the Context of European Minorities and from the Perspective of International Law
Csilla Varga

 Parliamentary Representation of Nationalities and Kin-minorities – Hungary’s Biased Electoral System
Péter Kállai and Alíz Nagy

 Ethnicity and Nationality in and around the ‘Prespa Agreement’ on the Macedonia Name Issue
Marija Adela Gjorgjioska

 The 2018 South Tyrolean Election and the Consociational System of Democracy: Stability Amidst Change?
Matthias Scantamburlo

 The Controversy Over Ukraine’s New Law on Education: Conflict Prevention and Minority Rights Protection as Divergent Objectives?
János Fiala-Butora

Part 3: Book Reviews

 Christian Joppke, Is Multiculturalism Dead? (Polity Press, Cambridge, 2017), ISBN 9780745692129 (paperback); Nasar Meer, Tariq Modood and Ricard Zapata-Barrero (eds.), Multiculturalism and Interculturalism: Debating the Dividing Lines (Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2016), ISBN 9781474407083 (hardback)
Caitlin Boulter

 Allison McCulloch & John McGarry (eds.), Power-Sharing: Empirical and Normative Challenges (Routledge, Abington, New York, 2017), ISBN 9781-13-864036-8 (hardback)
Marc Röggla

 Marie-Claire Foblets, Michele Graziadei, & Alison Dundes Renteln (eds.), Personal Autonomy in Plural Societies: A Principle and its Paradoxes (Routledge, Abington, New York, 2018), ISBN 9781-13-822021-8 (hardback)
Sonja Wolf


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