ECMI Handbook on Participatory Mechanisms for National Minorities is now online! The Handbook is authored by Dr. Andreea Carstocea, Dr. Mindaugas Kuklys and Prof. Dr. Tove Malloy.
The purpose of this Handbook is to provide an informed and balanced perspective on the most common mechanisms for the effective participation of national minorities to public life on the ways in which national governments across Europe have found an answer to the question of how national minorities residing on their territory can best participate to public life.
The Handbook provides an overview of the relevant international legislation, followed by a discussion of some of the concepts related to participation, and an analysis of the most common ways of practical realization of the right to participation in public life of national minorities (including: political participation based on electoral and consultation processes, territorial and non-territorial autonomies).
The Handbook audience is not necessarily an academic readership (although they are by no means excluded), but rather policy-makers, stakeholders within minority groups, and practitioners in the field of national minorities. The Handbook will also most probably be a helpful tool to students of political science looking for a starting point in their endeavours to learn more about this topic.
About the authors:
Dr. Adreea Carstocea is a Senior Research Associate at the ECMI. She heads cluster Politics & Civil Society and also, is an editor of JEMIE. Dr. Carstocea obtained her PhD from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London (UK).
Dr. Mindaugas Kuklys is a Senior Research Associate at the ECMI. He is in charge of the ECMI Working Papers and some tasks in the Politics & Civil Society cluster. Dr. Kuklys earned his doctorate at the University of Jena (Germany).
Prof. Dr. Tove Malloy is ECMI Director and Adjunct Professor at the Europa-Universität Flensburg. Prof. Malloy also heads up ECMI’s research cluster Citizenship & Ethics. She is a Member ofthe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) in respect of Denmark.