Non-territorial autonomy and minority (dis)empowerment: past, present, and future

Prina, F. (2020) Non-territorial autonomy and minority (dis)empowerment: past, present, and future. Nationalities Papers, 48(3), pp. 425-434. (doi: 10.1017/nps.2019.124)

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This review article outlines the literature on nonterritorial autonomy (NTA) from the renewed interest in the concept in the mid-2000s until today. First, the article provides a brief overview of the meaning of NTA and the rationale behind it, highlighting how, in academic literature, NTA oscillates between positions that treat it as an attractive option and a highly impractical system (difficult to realize in practice or even pin down conceptually). Second, the article looks at trends in the existing literature, which has approached NTA with various emphases: the functions it fulfils (or has fulfilled); its (at times) supplementary role vis-à-vis territorial autonomy; and the dynamics that have led to its introduction in some countries, with attendant implications. Third, the article outlines some of NTA’s complexities, suggesting future areas of research, with reference to the interaction of territoriality and nonterritoriality, collective rights and participation, and potentially negative consequences of NTA regimes.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Prina, Dr Federica
Authors: Prina, F.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Central and East European Studies
Journal Name:Nationalities Papers
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN (Online):1465-3923
Published Online:13 May 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Association for the Study of Nationalities
First Published:First published in Nationalities Papers 48(3):425-434
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
169906National Minority Rights & Democratic Political Community: Practices of Non-territorial Cultural Autonomy in Contemporary Central and Easter EuropeDavid SmithEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)ES/L007126/1S&PS - Central and East European Studies