Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe 2024-03-08T13:35:32+01:00 Dr Andreea Cârstocea Open Journal Systems <p>The <em>Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe</em> (JEMIE) is a peer-reviewed electronic open access journal edited under the auspices of the <em>European Centre for Minority Issues</em> (ECMI). It is designed as a multi-disciplinary journal which addresses minority issues from a variety of perspectives, including ethnopolitics, democratization, conflict and diversity management, good governance, minority and human rights as well participation. It also covers comparative analyses of current developments in minority-majority relations in Europe and beyond. JEMIE currently publishes two issues per year. </p> Commentary: Language Policy in Galicia, 1980-2020. An Overview 2024-03-08T13:17:28+01:00 Henrique Monteagudo <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Galician is a minority language spoken in Galicia, an autonomous region in northwestern Spain. This paper will provide some basic data on the evolution of the sociolinguistic situation of Galician. It will consider the dynamics of change and revitalisation of the language and will examine the linguistic policies that underpin them. In 1981, the Statute of Autonomy of Galicia was approved, establishing the co-official status of Galician. In 1983, the Galician Parliament passed the Law on the linguistic normalisation of Galicia, which laid the ground for the language policies of successive autonomous governments. After four decades, there are several symptoms that the language policy is inadequate for promoting Galician, based on a non-confrontational model centred on the teaching and learning of Galician and the promotion of its literary and cultural prestige.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> 2024-03-08T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Henrique Monteagudo The Catalan Digital Republic. A Theoretical Review 2024-03-08T13:27:13+01:00 Giulio Pitroso <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>This theoretical review analyses digital nationalism in Catalonia. It describes the context of the confrontation between the pro- independence movement and the Spanish government. This confrontation is characterised by a paradigm dominated by negotiations, mobilisations, and repression, which eventually led to the 2017 independence referendum. The failure of the independence process led grassroots groups and major parties to develop original digital strategies. Whilst grassroots groups relied on digital tools to organise spectacular protests, the Junts per Catalunya (Together for Catalonia) party and the Consell de la República (Council of the Republic) organisation promoted the República Digital (Digital Republic) project. The study frames Catalan nationalism in relation to previous research on digital nationalism. It underlines how, in terms of actors involved and ideologies promoted, the Catalan secessionist project does not fit into models described by the academic literature about digital nationalism. Furthermore, this research analyses how the Digital Republic has been articulated by Catalan institutions and nationalist organisations in order to create a “virtual state”. Finally, the study discusses the Digital Republic as a strategy to avoid direct confrontation with the Spanish authorities and its attempt to create a “digital surrogate” to independence.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> 2024-03-08T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Giulio Pitroso