ECMI issues textbook on the “European Minority Regime”

Minority Issues in EuropeMinority Issues in Europe: Rights, Concepts, Policy is now available. The textbook is authored by staff members of the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI).

The ECMI textbook on the ‘European Minority Regime’ is an offspring of a seminar taking place each year at the University of Flensburg. The seminar, and now the book, provides students with a multidisciplinary, informed perspective on minority history and politics as well as social and cultural issues related to minority identity and minority existence in Europe.

The book will continue to serve as a textbook for the seminar participants at the University of Flensburg and for students at partner universities throughout Europe; particularly in border regions.

Minority Issues in Europe: Rights, Concepts, Policy is edited by ECMI Director Dr. Tove H. Malloy and published by Frank & Timme. The publication is possible due to financial support by Sydbank.

Read also: The European Minority Regime at the University of Flensburg (ECMI Annual Report 2012, page 40).
Read also: Sydbank støtter ECMI håndbog om mindretalsrettigheder
Read also: Sydbank unterstützt ECMI Handbuch zu Minderheitenrechten

The contents

Minorities have been part of European history and politics since the middle of the 16th Century, often seen as obstacles to state-building and later as a threat to nation-building. Traditional minorities have had to fight their own way to be able to remain in their homelands, while new arrivals have been met with rejection and were expected to return home.

Minorities are still seen as a threat to peace and security and mostly as outsiders. In the early 21st Century of inter-connected societies, minorities are more than ever an issue often seen as a threat to social cohesion.

The textbook’s multidisciplinary perspective on European minority history, politics, and on social and cultural issues is organized in three parts. Part I presents History, International Law and Relations in the context, with contributions by Raul Carstocea, Tove H. Malloy, and Tamara Jovanovic. Concepts and Theories of Part II are presented in articles by Federica Prina, Hanna Vasilevich, Zora Popova, and Tove H. Malloy. Part III, Politics and Policy, consist of contributions by Kiryl Kascian, Andreea Carstocea, and Alexander Osipov. The introduction is authored by the editor, Tove H. Malloy.

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Minority Issues in Europe: Rights, Concepts, Policy

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