A broad-ranging study that explores the complex relationship between ethnicity and democratization, focusing on specific case studies including France, Spain, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Russia, Albania and Hungary. Marrying the empirical and theoretical, the book begins by conceptualizing the nature of ethnicity and relating these ideas to different theories of democracy and democratization. The contributors locate ethnic experiences within a series of common frameworks to shed light on key issues such as:
* the effect of democratization and authoritarian rule on ethnic tensions
* the extent to which ethnicity is constructed as an ideological tool
* whether democracy can only function if all citizens are fully assimilated.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Setting the Scene; Chapter 1 Introduction: Aims and Objectives, Karl Cordell; Chapter 2 Ethnicity and Democracy—complementary or Incompatible Concepts?, Jeff Richards; Chapter 3 Ethnicity in Western Europe Today, Philip Payton; Chapter 4 Citizenship, Ethnicity and Democratisation After the Collapse of Left and Right, Chris Gilligan; Chapter 5, Adam Burgess; Chapter 6 The Osce and the Internationalisation of National Minority Rights, David Chandler; Part 2 Contemporary Case Studies; Chapter 7, Guibernau Montserrat; Chapter 8 Immigration Policy and New Ethnic Minorities in Contemporary Germany, Schmidt Sandra; Chapter 9 Parties, Elections and the Slovene Minority in Austria, Jesih Boris; Chapter 10 Democratisation and Ethnopolitical Conflict: The Yugoslav Case, Bozic Agneza; Chapter 11, Miall Hugh; Chapter 12 Minority Rights and Roma politics in Hungary, Kovats Martin; Chapter 13 Democratisation and Division in Czechoslovakia: Economics and Ethnic Politics, Robert Schaeffer; Chapter 14, Tomasz Kamusella, Terry Sullivan; Chapter 15 Official and Academic Discourse On Ethnicity and Nationalism in Post-Soviet Russia, Alexander Ossipov; Chapter 16 The Tajik Minority in Contemporary Uzbekistani Politics, Jeremy Black; Chapter 17 Conclusion: Whither Europe?, Karl Cordell;
Karl Cordell, University of Plymouth