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“Old” and “new” minorities in Europe: A comparison of two rights regimes
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The “old” minorities of Europe are believed to be the best protected in the world. Indeed, following the end of the Cold War in the 1990s, States considered that framing the needs and claims of national minorities was a matter of security and stability. Hence, they developed a legal framework encompassing several instruments and norms. Moreover, in recent years, scholars and policy-makers have pondered over the question of whether new multiculturalist policies directed at “new” minorities could be inspired by these instruments, as well as the rights and areas which they cover. In this research, I outline the history of national minorities as well as the history of immigration in Europe, and describe the work of European entities which have set the standards for the protection of minority rights – i.e. the Council of Europe, the European Union, and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe. With the aim of establishing which rights the two types of minorities are respectively entitled to, I carry a content analysis on the legally and politically binding documents at European level which constitute the rights regimes of “old” and “new” minorities respectively. Drawing upon two theories – the theories of norm transfer and the affordance theory – I determine whether there are some similarities between the rights and areas covered in the two regimes, and briefly discuss which rights enjoyed by national minorities could be relevant for immigrant minorities.

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2018. , p. 100
Keywords [en]
“old”/ national minority; “new”/ immigrant minority; rights regime; norm transfer; similarities
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Law and Society
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-395970OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-395970DiVA, id: diva2:1365979
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Euroculture
Educational program
Master Programme in Euroculture
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Available from: 2019-11-13 Created: 2019-10-27 Last updated: 2019-11-13Bibliographically approved

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