Cultural Autonomy in Contemporary Europe

Smith, D. and Cordell, K. (Eds.) (2008) Cultural Autonomy in Contemporary Europe. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415464567

Smith, D. and Cordell, K. (Eds.) (2008) Cultural Autonomy in Contemporary Europe. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415464567

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Abstract

In this volume, some of the world’s leading scholars involved in researching ethnopolitics, nationalism and ideas of nation and state, have come together to produce a work that is both original and accessible. The volume explores the rich, but sadly neglected tradition of thought on non-territorial cultural autonomy as exemplified by the work of Karl Renner and Otto Bauer and the European Nationalities Congress of the 1920s. Through a combination of theoretical analysis and case study approaches, the authors challenge conventional thinking on how best to reconcile competing claims over territory and cultural expression. Drawing upon a range of examples from countries such as Russia, Romania and Hungary, and by comparing the situation of territorially-based ethnic minorities with those – principally the Roma – who lack identification with a given state or state, the authors of this volume seek to supply answers and question received truths.

Item Type:Edited Books
Keywords:Ethnicity, statehood, nationalism, minority rights.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Smith, Professor David
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Subjects:D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Central and East European Studies
Research Group:Glasgow Baltic Research Unit
Publisher:Routledge
ISBN:9780415464567
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
349421Ending nationalism?The quest for cultural autonomy in inter-war EuropeDavid SmithArts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB)AN10102/APN1623Central and East European Studies