European Yearbook of Minority Issues, Volume 6 (2006/2007)


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 2006/7, features two special focus sections on Crossborder Cooperation and Minorities in Eastern Europe and Diversity Managment and Integration.
Part II contains reports on the implementation of international instruments for the protection of minorities as well as new developments in relation to the legal protection of minorities at the national level.

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.


EUR €390.00USD $483.00

Editorial Board

GENERAL EDITORS: Athanasia Spiliopoulou Åkermark; Arie Bloed; Rainer Hofmann; Joseph Marko; James Mayall; John Packer; Marc Weller. MANAGING EDITORS: Emma Lantschner; Tim Dertwinkel. FOCUS EDITORS: Alice Engl; Jens Woelk. ASSISTANT EDITORS: Roberta Medda-Windischer; Matthew Ward.

Table of contents

Foreword Part I: Articles A. General Articles Section; Political Participation of Minorities, Rainer Hofmann; New Media and the Implementation of Instruments in Support of Minority Rights Related to Media, Tom Moring; Minority Protection, Data Collection and the Right to Privacy, Julie Ringelheim; Roma and Housing Rights in Europe: Possibilities for International Human Rights Law to Redress the Exclusion of Pariah Minorities. Slovakia: A Case Study, Claude Cahn; The Draft for a Nordic Saami Convention, Timo Koivurova B. Special Focus: Crossborder Cooperation and Minorities in Eastern Europe: Still Waiting for a Chance?; Introduction, Rainer Hofmann; Transnational and Trans-regional Cooperation and Effects on the Situation of Minorities: A Case Study of the Polish–Ukrainian Border Region, Katrin Böttger; A Case Study on Crossborder Cooperation in the Ukrainian–Moldovan Border Region and Its Effects on the Respective Minorities, Nataliya Belitser; National Minorities and Crossborder Cooperation between Hungary and Croatia. A Case Study of Baranya, Hungary and Osiječko-baranjska County, Croatia, Martin Klatt and Jørgen Kühl; Crossborder Cooperation in Mid-Eastern Europe and Its Influence on Minorities: the Case of the Lithuanian Minority in Poland, Karina Zabielska; Crossborder Cooperation and Minorities in Eastern Europe: Still Waiting for a Chance? A Summary and Evaluation of the Four Case Studies, Alice Engl and Jens Woelk C. Special Focus: Diversity Managment and Integration; The Law and Politics of Diversity Management: A Neo-institutional Approach, Joseph Marko; Conceptualizing Democratic Diversity Management for Multicultural Societies: Theories of Society and Law, Tove H. Malloy; Diversity Management and Integration: From Ideas to Concepts, Mitja Žagar; Creating an Integrated Society, Managing Diversity and Human Rights in Europe, Merja Pentikäinen Part II: Reports A. International Developments; Completing the First Decade of Monitoring: Latest Developments under the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, Elena Jurado and Antti Korkeakivi; The Work of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (June 2006-June 2007), Vesna Crnić-Grotić; Recent Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights Concerning the Protection of Minorities (August 2006-December 2007), Leto Cariolou; European Commission for Democracy through Law: Review of Recent Reports and Opinions Relevant to the Protection of National Minorities, Alain Chablais; The Activities of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities (July 2006-December 2007), Krzysztof Drzewicki and Vincent de Graaf; The Activities of the United Nations Independent Expert on Minority Issues (July 2006-December 2007), Erik Friberg and Graham Fox B. National Developments; The Kosovo Constitution and Provisions for the Protection of Minorities in Europe, Marc Weller; Legal and Policy Developments in the Russian Federation in 2007 with regard to the Protection of Minorities, Bill Bowring; Minorities and Georgia’s Obligations and Commitments to the Council of Europe: A Review of Recent Progress on the Fulfilment of Obligations and Commitments on National Minorities and Related Issues, Tom Trier; The Romanian Law on Ratification of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, Sergiu Constantin; Appendix: List of International Norms