Minority protection and kin-state engagement: Karta Polaka in comparative perspective

Udrea, A. and Smith, D. (2021) Minority protection and kin-state engagement: Karta Polaka in comparative perspective. Ethnopolitics, 20(1), pp. 67-82. (doi: 10.1080/17449057.2020.1808326)

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In this article, the authors propose a new normative approach that recognises and responds more adequately to the quadratic political reality of kin-state—kin minorities relations. The authors’ point of departure is the dual contention that home-states have the primary duty to achieve full and effective equality between their citizens, while accommodating fairly their internal cultural and linguistic diversity; and that kin-states have a legitimate interest in their co-ethnics abroad. Building on this foundation, the authors argue that kin-state engagement should complement home-states’ domestic commitments to cultural justice, in order to foster more effective minority protection. The authors conclude by outlining a concept of shared responsibility for minority protection between kin-state and home-states.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Udrea, Dr Andreea Monica and Smith, Professor David
Authors: Udrea, A., and Smith, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Central and East European Studies
Journal Name:Ethnopolitics
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN (Online):1744-9065
Published Online:04 January 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 The Editor of Ethnopolitics
First Published:First published in Ethnopolitics 20(1): 67-82
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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