European Yearbook of Minority Issues, Volume 20 (2021)


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 on emergency language policy in the Covid-19 pandemic, language diversity in contemporary Russia and Ukraine, digitalization of minority language newspapers, and the need for a special protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights.
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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Notes on Contributors

Part 1
Thematic Articles
 Emergency Language Policy: Principles and Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic
  Marco Civico, Cecilia Gialdini, Michele Gazzola, and Gordon Marnoch

 Contested Language Diversity in Contemporary Russia and Ukraine: Minority Language Legislation, Language Situation, and Activism
  Nadiya Kiss and Monika Wingender

 The Digitalization of Minority Language Newspapers: Between Long-Term Trend and Pandemic-Induced Adaptation
  Sergiusz Bober and Craig Willis

 The European Court of Human Rights and the Protection of National Minorities: Are We There Yet?
  Nathalie Baumgart

Part 2
section 1
International Developments

 The Rights of European Minorities: Justice, Public Administration, Participation, Transfrontier Exchanges and Citizenship – International Developments in 2021
  Noémi Nagy and Melinda Szappanyos

 Advancing Economic and Social Rights, Including Education, in the Context of European Minorities – International Developments in 2021
  Andreea Cârstocea

 Cultural Activities/Facilities and the Media in the Context of European Minorities – International Developments in 2021
  Mariya Riekkinen

section 2
National Developments

 The 2021 French Law on the Protection of the Heritage Character of Regional Languages and Their Promotion: A French Story
  Stéphanie Cramer Marsal

 Peace in Northern Ireland: Navigating the Uncertainty of Brexit
  Andrea Carlà and Georg Grote

 Compensation for Forced Sterilization in the Czech Republic: Reporting the Results of Romani Women’s Activism
  Gwendolyn Albert

 Is Preferential Roma Representation in the Hungarian Parliament Obstructed By the Fidesz Government?
  Péter Kállai

 From Inconvenient Stories to Comprehensive Histories: The Holocaust in Romanian Textbooks of the Last Decade (2011–2021)
  Anca Filipovici and Dragoș Sdrobiș

Part 3
Book Reviews
 Bertus de Villiers, Joseph Marko, Francesco Palermo, and Sergiu Constantin (eds.), Litigating the Rights of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples in Domestic and International Courts (Brill Nijhoff, Leiden, Boston, 2021), isbn 978-90-04-46165-9 (hardback)
  Tove H. Malloy

 Soeren Keil and Allison McCulloch (eds.), Power-Sharing in Europe: Past Practice, Present Cases, and Future Directions (Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, 2021), isbn : 978-3-030-53589-6 (hardback)
  Dave Guénette

 Tove H. Malloy and Levente Salat (eds.), Non-Territorial Autonomy and Decentralization. Ethno-Cultural Diversity Governance (Routledge, Abingdon, 2021), isbn 978-0-367-48323-4 (hardback)
  Nicolò Paolo Alessi

 Julija Sardelić, The Fringes of Citizenship: Romani Minorities in Europe and Civic Marginalisation (Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2021) e- isbn : 978-1-526-14313-6 (e-book).
  Sophia Schönthaler

Scholars and practitioners of conflict management, law and minority studies in Europe.
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