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Policies of Ethno-cultural Diversity Management in Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine : between Soviet Legacies and European Standards

Author Mikalai Biaspamiatnykh, Alexander Osipov, Federica Prina, Ihar Pushkin, Hanna Vasilevich
Pages 298
Source Vilnius: European Humanities University
Release Date 18-09-2014

This volume in Russian with English summaries  includes the Introduction by Alexander Osipov, Chapter 1 on Ethno-cultural diversity management: conceptualization of the research issue, methodology and levels of analysis, by Mikalai Biaspamiatnykh and Alexander Osipov, Chapter 2, Ethno-cultural diversity and its management: from theory to practical models, by Mikalai Biaspamiatnykh and Alexander Osipov, Chapter 3, Diversity policies in the Borderland: competing models, by Alexander Osipov, Chapter 4, The ethno-cultural diversity of Belarus as an object of politics, by Ihar Pushkin and Alexander Osipov, Chapter 5, Ethno-cultural policies in Moldova, by Federica Prina and Alexander Osipov, Chapter 6, Diversity policies in Ukraine, by Hanna Vasilevich, and Conclusion by Alexander Osipov. This edition reflects the results of the research project conducted in the 2012-2013 under the supervision of Mikalai Biaspamiatnykh (PhD, Grodno State University of Janka Kupala), the support of the Centre for Advanced Studies and Education (CASE) at the European Humanities University (Vilnius, Lithuania), and the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) (Flensburg, Germany). This collective monograph is devoted to the role of the Soviet ideological and institutional legacy of ethno-cultural diversity management in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine (viewed as the greater borderland between the European Union and Russia) and the character of interplay between this legacy and minority protection approaches of the European institutions European Union, Council of Europe, OSCE. In this book, ethno-cultural policy is defined as the aspects of legal regulation and public policies, whose functionality is directly determined by the ethnic heterogeneity of the population. The analysis here is interdisciplinary, combining the legal approach, political science, and sociology. The comparative-legal analysis of the normative base of ethno-cultural policies in the three countries and the comparison of this base to the legal norms and approaches developed by the European organizations is paired with the examination of political institutions determining the form and the content of diversity management.

English summaries can be found at the website of the publisher here.


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