European Yearbook of Minority Issues, Volume 12 (2013)


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 2013 volume, features a special focus section on Bilateral Treaties - Bilateralization.
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.

The European Yearbook of Minority Issues is also available online.

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General Editors: Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark Arie Bloed Ilze Brands Kehris Rainer Hofmann Tove Hansen Malloy Joseph Marko John Packer Francesco Palermo Petra Roter Markku Suksi Managing Editors: Lisa Ellemunter, Maren Meyer, Alexander Osipov
Foreword; PART I: ARTICLES A. General Articles Section Bridging National and Ethnic Borders: The European grouping of territorial cooperation as a Space for Minorities Alice Engl and Johanna Mitterhofer; National Minorities and the Crisis of Multiculturalism in Europe: An Interview with the former OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Knut Vollebaek, with commentaries by Will Kymlicka, Keith Banting, Tariq Modood, and Jennifer Jackson-Preece Andreea Udrea (ed.); Societal Security in South Tyrol – a model to deal with ethnic conflicts Andrea Carlà; B. Special Focus: Bilateral Treaties - Bilateralization Romania’s Kin-state Policies after 2007: The Nature and Challenges of its Trans-domestic Obligations Andreea Udrea; The Protection of Lithuania’s Polish Minority: Bone of Contention in Bilateral Polish-Lithuanian Relations Elżbieta Kuzborska; Hungarians in Slovakia and the Evolution of Hungarian-Slovakian Bilateral Relations – Improvement or Stalemate? János Fiala-Butora; PART II: REPORTS A. International Developments Case-Law of the European Court of Human Rights Concerning the Protection of Minorities: July 2012 to August 2014 Bill Bowring; Developments in the Field of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in 2012 Vesna Crnić-Grotić; The Activities of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities: January 2013 to December 2013 Stéphanie Marsal and Jennifer Croft; The European Union and Minorities in 2013 Gabriel N. Toggenburg and Karen McLaughlin; Minority-Related Activities in the United Nations System in 2013 Sally Holt, Rajiv Jebodh and Jeremie Gilbert; B. National Developments Teaching in and Studying Minority Languages in Turkey: A Brief Overview of Current Issues and Minority Schools Nurcan Kaya; One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? Reflections on the Recent Attempts to Reform the Austrian National Minorities Act of 1976 Jürgen Pirker; Czech Republic Acknowledgement of Belarusian and Vietnamese as New Minorities Kiryl Kascian and Hanna Vasilevich; PART III: BOOK REVIEWS Oleh Protsyk and Benedikt Harzl, eds., Managing Ethnic Diversity in Russia, (Routledge, New York, 2013), ISBN 978-0-415-53148 (hardback) Petar Prazic; Nigel Bankes and Timo Koivurova (eds.), The Proposed Nordic Saami Convention. National and International Dimensions of Indigenous Property Rights, (Hart Publishing Ltd., Oxford, 2013), ISBN 9781849462723 (hardcover) Oana Buta and Alexander Osipov; APPENDIX: List of International Norms.