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.

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