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Realising Linguistic, Cultural and Educational Rights Through Non-Territorial Autonomy

Palgrave Macmillan
  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

  • Moves beyond broad stereotypical distinctions between East & West to highlight issues of diversity accommodation

  • Will be useful to minority rights practitioners working in government, the NGO sector & international organizations

  • Based on the work of ENTAN network has advanced understanding of the practice of NTA in different contexts

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Table of contents (12 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. The Implications of Administrative Decentralisation on the Development of Non-Territorial Autonomy Practices: The Case of Romania

    • Valentina Cornea, Mirela Paula Costache, Andreea Elena Matic
    Pages 89-101Open Access
  3. Can Non-Territorial Autonomy Help to Enforce the Linguistic, Cultural and Educational Rights of the Roma?

    • Natalija Shikova, Immaculada Colomina Limonero
    Pages 171-194Open Access

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About this book

This volume assesses Non-Territorial Autonomy (NTA) in terms of its practical capacity to support the linguistic, cultural, and educational rights of national minority groups across Europe. The fact that 2023 marks the 25th anniversary of the coming into force of the Council of Europe Framework Convention on National Minorities (FCNM) and European Charter for Regional and Minority languages (ECRML) makes this book especially timely and relevant. Its numerous detailed empirical studies, one of which uses FCNM reporting as a benchmark, give a picture of the extent (or otherwise) to which international minority rights standards are actually being realized through various NTA arrangements. In keeping with the principles laid out in these foundational documents, the contributions to this volume acknowledge that when it comes to the effective delivery of linguistic, cultural and educational rights, NTA is best regarded not as an alternative but as a complement to territorially based arrangements.

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Editors and Affiliations

  • Glasgow, UK

    David J. Smith

  • Skopje, North Macedonia

    Ivan Dodovski

  • Constanta, Romania

    Flavia Ghencea

About the editors

David Smith holds the Alec Nove Chair in Russian and East European Studies at the University of Glasgow, UK. He has written extensively on issues of ethnopolitics, minority activism and conflict regulation in Central and Eastern Europe, from both a historical and a contemporary perspective. 

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