The new book “Minority Accommodation through Territorial and Non-Territorial Autonomy” explores the relationship between minority, territory, and autonomy, and how it informs our understanding of non-territorial autonomy (NTA) as a strategy for accommodating ethno-cultural diversity in modern societies.
While territorial autonomy (TA) is defined by a claim to a certain territory, NTA does not assume that it is derived from any particular right to territory, allocated to groups that are dispersed among the majority while belonging to a certain self-identified notion of group identity. In seeking to understand the value of NTA as a public policy tool for social cohesion, this volume critically dissects the autonomy arrangements of both NTA and TA, and through a conceptual analysis and case-study examination of the two models, rethinks the viability of autonomy arrangements as institutions of diversity management.
This is the second volume in a five-part series exploring the protection and representation of minorities through non-territorial means, examining this paradox within law and international relations with specific attention to non-territorial autonomy (NTA).
About the editors:
Prof. Dr. Tove Malloy is a political theorist by background specializing in the political and legal aspects of national and ethnic minority rights in international law and international relations, especially in the European context. In addition to being Director at ECMI, Prof. Malloy heads up ECMI’s research cluster Citizenship and Ethics. She is currently a member of the Advsory Committee on the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities elected by the Committee of Ministers in respect of Denmark
Prof. Francesco Palermo is a Director of the Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism at EURAC, Bolzano/Bozen, and Professor for Comparative Constitutional Law at the University of Verona. Since 2014, the President of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention on the Protection of National Minorities of the Council of Europe. His research interests include: comparative constitutional law, Federalism and Regionalism, Minority rights.