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Changing interests and identities in European border regions: EU policies, ethnic minorities and socio-political transformation in member states and accession countries, State-of-the-Art, EUR 21916

Project ID: 506019
Funded under: FP6-CITIZENS

Abstract

The aim of this collective publication is to provide for a first synthesis of the EUROREG theoretical and empirical framework and research questions (Chapter 1) with a critical overview of European policies on regional development and minorities (Chapter 2) and a brief presentation of the selected regions to be studied in the project (Chapters 3-11).
This report is aimed for academics, advanced students and policy users. Our theoretical and empirical discussions in chapters 1 and 2 may be more interesting for scholars and researchers working in the area of European integration, nationalism and minority studies. By contrast, the concise albeit comprehensive presentation and discussion (including a map illustration) of our case studies in the chapters that follow will be mostly useful to policy makers, employees of international organisations and NGOs, politicians as well as activists that would need a brief overview of the situation in different member states and accession countries. Nonetheless, our case study presentation is also useful as a first introduction to the countries/regions in question for scholars and students too. Each case study offers a list of bibliographical references that can be of further guidance for both scholars and policy makers.
EUROREG's focus is on the impact of EU induced regionalisation on minority and majority nationalism. EUROREG is centrally concerned with regions inhabited by large historical minority populations. The term 'historical minority' is used here to distinguish between the minority populations that were part of a national or multinational state since its creation, from the minority groups that are the outcome of international migration flows. EUROREG is interested only in the former type of minorities.

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Record Number: 7461 / Last updated on: 2006-07-03
Category: PROJ
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