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Author: Andrea Carlà

South Tyrol has been referred to as a model to deal with ethnic diversity and resolving ethnic conflicts. This article explains the South Tyrol model’s success by blending ethnic politics with concepts from security studies: societal security and securitization. Societal security refers to threats that emerge from the fact that humans belong to communal groups that do not correspond to defined state borders. Securitization is the process by which an issue is considered as an existential threat that requires emergency measures. The article develops a framework to identify which dynamics made South Tyrol successful, analyzing factors that sparked security concerns and processes of securitization and highlighting actions and measures that tackled these dynamics. Concurrently, South Tyrol is used as an empirical case to expand our understanding of societal security and elaborate (and test) a detailed toolkit to prevent or dissolve the violent mobilization of ethnic diversity and societal security threats.

In: European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online

The article compares deliberative practices within the two constituent units of the Italian Autonomous Region of Trentino-South Tyrol: the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen (South Tyrol) and the Autonomous Province of Trento (Trentino). South Tyrol’s ‘Autonomy Convention’ and Trentino’s ‘Consulta’ are consultative processes that are differently structured but have the same aim: the elaboration of proposals as to the revision of the region’s basic law, the Autonomy Statute of 1972. The article highlights differences in structures and procedures of both deliberative practices and it gives evidence on the implications such differences have in the respective sociopolitical contexts. Unlike Trentino, South Tyrol is characterized by a power-sharing system between its major language groups, German- and Italian speakers; some special rules also apply to the third language group, the Ladins. The argument developed is that, in South Tyrol, the successful settlement of conflict by means of consociational arrangements favoured the institutionalization of deliberative practices. However, the same arrangements pose challenges to deliberative practices. The article contributes to the emerging literature on pitfalls and potential of deliberative practices implemented in multilingual and divided societies.

In: European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online

I Introduction Scholars and practitioners from all over the world generally agree that South Tyrol is an illustrative example of successful ethnic 1 conflict resolution and minority protection through territorial and cultural self-governance. Sometimes this autonomous Italian province is presented

In: Minority Self-Government in Europe and the Middle East

and I. INTRODUCTION The aim of this article is to provide an overview of the historical, legal and political ele- ments of the current situation and conflict in the Basque Country, South Tyrol and the Aland Islands through a comparison between these regions. Recent events in the

In: European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online
Brill´s Human Rights and Humanitarian Law E-Books Online, Collection 2014 is the electronic version of the book publication program of Brill in the field of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in 2014.

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Brill´s Human Rights and Humanitarian Law E-Books Online, Collection 2008 is the electronic version of the book publication program of Brill in the field of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in 2008.

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Human Rights, Refugee Law, Immigration Law, Health Law, Children’s Rights, Minority and Group Rights, Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law

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Self Governance and Group Rights in South Tyrol
The autonomous province of South Tyrol in Northern Italy is generally considered to be one of the most successful examples for the solution of ethnic conflicts. The autonomy arrangement is characterized by detailed legal safeguards and strong guarantees creating a special and unique position within the Italian legal system and in a comparative perspective. This book gives an analysis of the evolution of the legal instruments and institutions of self-government and minority protection through power-sharing as well as of the experience gathered during decades of the implementation of a "working autonomy". It thus provides insights regarding the state and the evolution of this specific case as well as for the general tendencies in the development of territorial autonomy and minority protection.
Geschichte Tirols 1918-1920
Der Vertrag von St. Germain jährt sich im Herbst 2019 zum hundertsten Mal. Für Tirol hatte er dramatische Folgen. Das Land wurde am Brenner geteilt, das überwiegend deutschsprachige Südtirol fiel an Italien. Oswald Überegger rekonstruiert die entscheidenden Etappen der Geschichte dieses Umbruchs und veranschaulicht, wie als Folge des Ersten Weltkriegs eine bis heute virulente Minderheitenproblematik entstand.Das Buch bietet perspektivenreiche Blicke auf den Tiroler Raum in den Jahren 1918 bis 1920. Der Autor schildert nicht nur die zentralen Etappen der militärischen und politischen Entwicklung von den Januarstreiks 1918 bis zum Waffenstillstand von „Villa Giusti“. Ein besonderes Augenmerk gilt darüber hinaus den Debatten über die Tiroler Frage auf der Friedenskonferenz bis hin zur „Annexion“ Südtirols durch Italien im Oktober 1920. Die Zeitenwende jener Jahre hatte tiefgreifende Veränderungen der regionalen Mentalität zur Folge. In seinem Buch gelingt es Oswald Überegger, die vielfach verflochtene, wechselvolle und umkämpfte Geschichte der Region zwischen Bodensee und Gardasee plastisch darzustellen.
Migration is an increasingly important reality for sub-national autonomous territories characterized by large historical communities or minorities. The diverse claims of these groups, on the one hand, and of new communities arising from migration, on the other, bring complexity to the management of migration issue in the territories.
Migration and Autonomous Territories, edited by Roberta Medda-Windischer and Andrea Carlà, draws on the fields of migration and minority studies, to analyze the challenges associated with the need to reconcile diversity and unity in autonomous territories. The volume compares the cases of South Tyrol and Catalonia, characterized both by the presence of large historical communities and minorities, and significant migration aims, and sheds new light on how sub-national units deal with migration.