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Conference: National Minorities between protection and empowerment, ECPR, Mainz, 11-16 March 2013‏

National Minorities between protection and empowerment, ECPR 2013 in Mainz
Deadline for paper proposals: 5 November 2012

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 workshop is organized by Tove Malloy, European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI), and David J. Galbreath, University of Bath.
The comparative framework is based on the following questions:
- What is the relationship between the European approaches to 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 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.