Category Archives: ECMI Minorities Blog

***ECMI Minorities Blog: A post-election update on the Brexit implications for Celtic Languages in the UK***

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Amongst all the Brexit noise there has been limited scrutiny on specific impacts, including from the angle of traditional native minority languages. This article aims to highlight potential future implications on Celtic languages that Brexit could have on themes related to: legal instruments, funding opportunities, regional economic impact, pan-European cooperation opportunities, and independence movements. In this, particular focus is given to potential short and long term implications of what still remains a hypothetical unknown phenomenon. Continue reading

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***ECMI Minorities Blog: Towards Evidence-Based Minority Policy: Processing of Ethnic Data and Monitoring the Quality of National Minority Protection***

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Collection of ethnic data is a tool and not a goal. It should be part of a systematic and carefully considered process throughout which the crucial questions on “what type of data or ethnicity and/or race are processed, using which definitions and for which purposes are they collected” are clarified. Continue reading

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*** ECMI Minorities Blog: Why the States Fail to Secure Their Minorities: Securitisation and Minority Rights ***

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Sharing spaces in diverse societies and creating fair policies to manage diversity is not always a smooth process, and significant presence of the minorities more often than not leads to some form of insecurity. A notion that minorities pose a threat to the society and social order is used as an excuse by the governments to turn against them, often employing different forms of violence. Continue reading

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*** ECMI Minorities Blog: Regulating Hate Speech Online for Minorities: “Regulate First, Ask Questions Later”? ***

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Read the first ECMI Minorities Blogpost on Hate Speach regulation, written by ECMI Senior Researcher Dr. Topidi. Continue reading

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