ECMI is looking for papers for the workshop on National Minorities between protection and empowerment: Contemporary minority politics in Europe. The workshop is one of ECPR Joint Sessions of workshops taking place on 11-16 March 2013 in Mainz, Germany.
The workshop on National Minorities between protection and empowerment aims to look comparatively at the impact of the minority rights regime throughout Europe, paying particular attention to European organizations, member states and national minority communities.
The comparative framework is based on the following questions:
– What is the relationship between the European approaches to national minorities and the impact on the ground?
– How have the ethnic conflicts of the early Cold War period shaped national and regional methods of ethnic management?
– How can European organizations and member states move beyond management and protection towards empowerment?
Looking for papers
The workshop organizers are looking for papers that can critically engage with the relationship between national minority protection and empowerment. Papers must address Europe and ethno-linguistic or ethno-cultural minorities whether ‘old’ or ‘new’.
Papers must work within and across literatures that are closer described in the complete Workshop Outline.
Deadline for proposals is 5 November 2012.