Exploring Diversity and Minority Rights in Europe: A Glimpse into the Latest JEMIE Issue


At the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI), we are thrilled to unveil the latest issue of the Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE), Vol. 22 No. 1 (2023): General Issue.

JEMIE, a peer-reviewed electronic open-access journal edited under the auspices of ECMI, serves as a beacon of knowledge and understanding, delving deep into the myriad facets of minority issues in Europe and beyond. This multidisciplinary journal invites readers to explore an array of perspectives, including ethnopolitics, democratization, conflict resolution, governance, and minority rights. Additionally, it offers comparative analyses of current developments in minority-majority relations.

We are excited to share with you a sneak peek of this issue's thought-provoking content:


1. "Celtic Meets Slavic": The Social Sustainability of Cornish and Silesian Heritage in Europe and Overseas

Authors: Katy C Humberstone (University of Exeter) and Adam Kubik (Universität Heidelberg)

This article explores the sustainability of linguistic and cultural practices within Cornish and Silesian minority communities. It delves into the challenges and opportunities presented by evolving market conditions and the dynamics of commodification and new media. Particularly intriguing is the discussion on Cornish-Mexican and Silesian-Texan heritage. https://doi.org/10.53779/LMZX3988


2. "Dithering Between Consultation and Consensus – Whereto with Advisory Bodies for Indigenous Peoples?"

Author: Bertus de Villiers (University of Johannesburg)

This article delves into the establishment of advisory bodies for Indigenous Peoples, drawing insights from experiences worldwide. It explores questions of composition, policy areas, obligations, and the role of the judiciary in Indigenous consultations. https://doi.org/10.53779/HBKA3992


3. "The Human Rights Action Plan and Turkey’s Non-Muslim Minorities"

Authors: Utku Özer (Athens Institute for Education and Research) and Burcu Taşkın (Istanbul Medeniyet University)

Examining Turkey's Human Rights Action Plan, this study focuses on its impact on non-Muslim minorities. It delves into issues of discrimination, pluralism, and the revision of laws affecting non-Muslim communities. https://doi.org/10.53779/SBXX5423


4. "Analysis of the Systems for Representation of Minorities in Public Administration: The Case of the Republic of North Macedonia"

Authors: Natalija Shikova (International Balkan University) and Marina Andeva (University American College Skopje)

This article critically examines the implementation of equitable representation principles in North Macedonia's public administration. It offers insights into the challenges and ambiguities faced in the pursuit of representation for ethnic communities. https://doi.org/10.53779/XPLS2777


5. Commentary: "National Minorities and Global Crises: Challenging the Notion of the Danish-German Border Region as a Role Model for Europe"

Author: Ruairidh Tarvet (The University of Edinburgh)

This commentary explores the impact of global crises on national minorities and their evolving identities in Europe, with a focus on the Danish-German border region. https://doi.org/10.53779/QKRA1147


6. Book Review: "Language Revitalisation and Social Transformation"

Author: Wes M. Lindinger (York University, Toronto, Canada)


JEMIE, listed in Scopus and other prestigious indices like the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and the European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH+), continues to be a valuable resource for scholars and researchers. We invite you to explore these insightful articles and engage in the ongoing discourse on minority issues.

One of the driving forces behind JEMIE's success is the contributions of scholars, researchers, and experts like you. We encourage you to submit your articles for consideration. Your research can play a pivotal role in shaping the discourse on minority issues. It's worth noting that JEMIE is indexed in Scopus, ensuring that your work reaches a global audience.

For more information on JEMIE, previous issues and submission guidelines, please visit the journal's website.

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