Minority Governance in and beyond Europe offers a review of contemporary developments in minority relations. The publication addresses normative and institutional developments in a pan-European context. It tackles the theoretical and practical implications of power-sharing; the dichotomy of ‘old’ and ‘new’ minorities; human rights violations; public institutions for minority protection and abating discrimination; theoretical reflections on minority activism; political participation of minorities; justifications of minority protection; the evolution of language rights, and minorities in relation to EU law. It offers a lens that provides the reader with a clearer understanding about academic thinking and indicates where political will is needed to advance the minority rights protection regime in the future. Compiled to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the European Yearbook of Minority Issues, and offering a selection of the most important articles published in the Yearbook, this collection will be of great interest to scholars, students and policy-makers engaging in minority-related activities and interested in multiethnicity and cultural pluralism in Europe
Tove H. Malloy, Ph.D. Director of the European Centre for Minority Issues (Flensburg, Germany) is a political theorist by background specializing in the political and legal aspects of national and ethnic minority rights in international law and international relations. She has published numerous articles and is the author of
National Minority Rights in Europe (OUP, 2005).
Joseph Marko, Ph.D. Dean and Professor (Faculty of Law, University of Graz), Head of the Institute for Minority Rights (EURAC), has published extensively on minority rights issues. His habilitation dissertation is
Theory of State, Austrian and Comparative Constitutional Law, and Political Science (1994).
Table of contents
Joseph Marko and Tove Malloy;
Power-Sharing and Ethnic Conflict: The Consociational-Integrative Dichotomy and Beyond
The Rights of ‘Old’ versus ‘New’ Minorities
‘Ethnic Cleansing’ and Genocide: Similarities and Distinctions
William A. Schabas ;
Ombudsmen and Similar Institutions for Protection against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination
Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship, Diversity and Competitiveness
David Smallbone ;
Political Participation of Minorities
Shifts in the Multiple Justifications of Minority Protection
Sia Spiliopoulou Akermark;
The European Convention on Human Rights and Language Rights: Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?
Roberta Medda-Windischer ;
Defi ning the Indefi nable: A Defi nition of ‘Minority’ in EU Law
Gulara Guliyeva ;
The European Union and the Roma: An Analysis of Recent Institutional and Policy Developments
Peter Vermeersch ;
Scholars, post-graduate students, policy-makers and practitioners engaging in minority-related activities and interested in valuable insights concerning cultural pluralism in Europe in the field of law, political science and sociology.