European Yearbook of Minority Issues, Volume 9 (2010)


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 2010 volume, features special focus sections on Education, Minorities in the Media and Minorities and Religion.
Part II contains reports on national and international developments.

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.

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General Editors: Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark, Arie Bloed, Rainer Hofmann, Joseph Marko, James Mayall, John Packer, Marc Weller. Managing Editors: Maren Meyer, Alexander Osipov. Focus Editors: Tarlach McGonagle and Tom Moring.
"Das Jahrbuch überzeugt durch die sowohl theoretische als auch praktische Betrachtungsweise der Minderheitenfragen und bietet dem Leser auf diese Weise umfassende und abwechslungsreiche Information." Sabine Scharnagl, Newsletter Menschenrechte, 5/2013-Literatur, Österreichisches Institut für Menschenrechte. "Ein neuer Band des European Yearbook of Minorty Issues ist erschienen und wieder wird hier jedem an Minderheitenfragen Interessierten eine enorme Fülle an Material und unzählige Anregungen für weitere Diskussion geboten." Peter Hilpold, Europa Ethnica, 1/2 (2013), p. 62-63.
Foreword; Part I: Articles A. General Articles Section Official Language Preferences, and the Recognition of a Person’s Name: A Significant Clarification after Raihman v. Latvia Fernand de Varennes; Framing Ethnic Issues through the Notion of Discrimination: the Case of Russia Alexander Osipov; The Protection of the Cultural Identity of Minorities in International Law: Individual versus Collective Rights Claudia Tavani; EU Enlargement and Minority Rights: A Regime in the Making David J. Galbreath; Project Report: A Fuzzy-Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Minority Protection Rules in Ten New EU Member States Guido Schwellnus, Liudmila Mikalayeva and Lilla Balázs; Implementing Soft Law: The Case of Equality Promotion Malte Brosig; European Integration and Minority Nationalist Mobilisation in France Emelyne Cheney; Defining the Indefinable: A Definition of ‘Minority’ in EU Law Gulara Guliyeva; B. Special Focus: Education Minority Education – torn in Contradictions? Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark; Romani Teaching: Some General Considerations Based on Model Cases Dieter Halwachs; Learning the Neighbour’s Language: The Many Challenges in Achieving a Real Multilingual Society. The Case of Second Language Acquisition in the Minority-Majority Context of South Tyrol Andrea Abel, Chiara Vettori and Doris Forer; The Right to Education of Persons Belonging to National Minorities in Vojvodina 1974-2004 Aleksandra Vujić; Recognizing Formal and Substantive Equality in the Oršuš Case Andrea Grgić; C. Special Focus: Minorities and the Media: Present, Probing and Pressing Questions Minorities and the Media: Present, Probing and Pressing Questions Tarlach McGonagle and Tom Moring; Language Minorities and New Media. Facing Trilingualism? Laszlo Vincze; BBC ALBA and the Evolution of Gaelic Television Broadcasting: A Case Study Robert Dunbar; Minorities and Online ‘Hate Speech’: A Parsing of Selected Complexities Tarlach McGonagle; D. Special Focus: Minorities and Religion Law and Religion: The Need for the Development of an Interdisciplinary Framework of Analysis Joseph Marko; The Contribution of the European Court of Human Rights to Contemporary Religious-Related Dilemmas Roberta Medda-Windischer; Religious Minorities and Human Rights: Bridging International and Domestic Perspectives on the Rights of Persons Belonging to Religious Minorities under English law Nazila Ghanea-Hercock; Positive Measures and the EU Equality Directives: Closing the Protection Gap Between ‘New’ and ‘Old’ Minorities Through the Reasonable Accommodation of Religion? Jennifer Jackson-Preece; Part II: Reports A. International Developments Review of the Monitoring Process of the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities Francoise Kempf; Developments in the Field of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages Vesna Crnić-Grotić; Minority Rights Questions Addressed by the Venice Commission in 2010 Pierre Garrone; The Activities of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities January 2010 to December 2010 Stéphanie Marsal and Vincent de Graaf; The European Union and Minorities in 2010: A Renewed Commitment? Gabriel N. Toggenburg and Karen McLaughlin; B. National Developments The Kurdish Opening and the Constitutional Reform: Is there any Progress? Elçin Aktoprak; Denmark Adopts Unilateral Legislation in Favour of Kin-Minority Tove H. Malloy; The Development of Language Legislation in Post-Soviet Russia and Ukraine: Similarities and Differences Iryna Ulasiuk; How to Stop a Perpetuum Mobile? Interdisciplinary Insights into the Ongoing Issue of the Slovene Ethnic Minority in Austria: The Question of Bilingual Topography Jürgen Pirker; The Distinction of Minority Language Protection and Languages as a Cultural Heritage in Italy: The Case of the Piedmontese Dialect Ulrike Haider Quercia; Part III: Book Reviews Marc Weller and Katherine Nobbs (eds.), Asymmetric Autonomy and the Settlement of Ethnic Conflicts (Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010), ISBN: 978-0-8122-4230-0 (Hardback) Francesco Palermo; Marc Weller, Contested Statehood: Kosovo’s Struggle for Independence (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2009), ISBN: 978-0199566167 (Hardback) and James Ker-Lindsay, Kosovo: The Path to Contested Statehood in the Balkans (London: I.B.Tauris, 2009), ISBN: 978-1848850125 (Hardback) Jan Asmussen; Annelies Verstichel, Participation, Representation and Identity. The Right of Persons Belonging to Minorities to Effective Participation in Public Affairs: Content, Justification and Limits (Antwerp, Oxford, Portland: Intersentia, 2009), ISBN: 978-9050958400 (Hardback) Verena Wisthaler; Appendix: List of International Norms.