The Protection of Minorities in the Wider Europe (Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics) (Hardcover)
This volume explores the breadth and depth of provision on minority issues within the European Union. The reluctance of the European Union, and separately some of its member states, to address new and existing dynamics of minority issues and the relative inattention to these matters raises new questions for both the EU and other actors in the field of minority rights. Specifically, the evolution of minority rights policies and institutions within the EU and the broader European context, models of governance pertaining to minorities, and the potential for conflict between governing authorities of member states and groups with whom they interact form the core of the debates presented.
MARC WELLER is Director of the European Centre for Minority Issues in Flensburg, Germany. His writings focus mainly on conflict management, international law, and minority rights. He has acted as legal advisor to several governments and organizations, and has been a member of international peace processes. Dr Weller is Reader in International Law at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law and Hughes Hall. He is also Director of the Carnegie Project on Resolving Self-determination Disputes through Complex Power-sharing, and of the Cambridge Rockefeller Project on Restoring an International Consensus of the Rules Governing the Use of Force. DENIKA BLACKLOCK is Programme Analyst with the United Nations Development Programme in Kosovo. She holds a degree in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. Previously, she worked with the European Centre for Minority Issues and the Slovak Institute for International Studies. Her technical and academic work to date has focused on the situation of minorities in transitional and post-conflict countries, with a special interest in institutional reform. KATHERINE NOBBS is Research Associate and Publications Coordinator at the European Centre for Minority Issues in Flensburg, Germany. She holds an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, a BA in Politics from the University of Nottingham and a Graduate Diploma in Law from the College of Law, Bloomsbury.