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National minorities in Europe, handbook of European national minorities, Christoph Pan, Beate Sybille Pfeil, Paul Videsott, Volume 1

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National minorities in Europe, handbook of European national minorities, Christoph Pan, Beate Sybille Pfeil, Paul Videsott, Volume 1
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 421-468)
Main title
National minorities in Europe
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Responsibility statement
Christoph Pan, Beate Sybille Pfeil, Paul Videsott
Sub title
handbook of European national minorities
With the first edition of Volume 1 of the Minorities Handbook which appeared in 2000 in German and in 2003 in English, it was possible for the first time for research into European minorities to be presented on a solid, empirical basis. The figures as well as the fundamental information on modern minority pro-tection contained in the Handbook were greeted with a very positive reception and are still found in numerous scholarly publications and information mate-rials. The Handbook has in the meantime come to be regarded as a standard reference work, with its findings also being used on a Europe-wide basis and having become a “tool of the trade” for political decision-makers. Since those initial publications, though, an acute need has become visible for an update. This has resulted from political and demographic changes in Europe, new legal and political developments and new findings in minorities research. All of these new developments have been included in the most broad-reaching form possible with the compilation of this second edition
Table of contents
Introduction / Christoph Pan, Beate Sibylle Pfeil -- Part I : General: The Peoples, States, Languages,and National Minorities of Europe / Christoph Pan, Beate Sibylle Pfeil, Paul Videsott -- Part II : National Minorities in the States of Europe:Numbers, Demographic Sizes, and Geographical Distribution -- Part III : Articles on the Minorities Issue -- The Minorities Issue in Europe / Christoph Pan -- The National Issue as a Key Problemof the Twentieth Century / Christoph Pan -- The Significance of Minority and Language Protection for the Cultural Diversity of Europe / Christoph Pan -- Minority Language as a Part of the European Written Language Landscape / Paul Videssot -- The Political Organization of National Minorities / Christoph Pan -- The Protective Function of “Kin States”:Possibilities and Limits / Christoph Pan -- The Minorities Issue in the European Union / Christoph Pan -- Minority Protection and Economics / Christoph Pan -- The Change in the Minorities Issue: Between Violenceand Reason, from Conflict to Added Value Potential / Christoph Pan -- Ethnic “Cleansing” versus Minority Protection:The Treatment of National Minorities in Europe / Beate Sibylle Pfeil