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|Title||The Autonomous Province of South Tyrol : A Model of Self-Governance?|
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|Subject||1. Nationalism--Italy--Trentino--Alto Adige. 2. Geopolitics--Italy--Trentino--Alto Adige. 3. Trentino--Alto Adige (Italy)--Politics and government.|
|Publisher||Bozen/Bolzano: Europäische Akademie Bozen|
|Description||With the growing importance of European integration and the decreasing significance of borders within Europe, the principles of separation and homogeneity are becoming increasingly outdated. The concept of the nation-state, therefore, is being challenged by the forces of cross-border co-operation, freedom of movement and regional integration. It suffices to look at the example of the Brenner border: In 1919, it represented a strict line of division between the Austrian and Italian states, a division which separated cultures, languages and peoples. Now, however, since the entrance of Austria into the EU and the Schengen Agreement, the border does little more than delineate the territories. It is in this European context that South Tyrol not only stands out, but can serve as a model for the benefits of integration and of the successful cohabitation of several cultures and language groups. As a European border region truly affected by the evolution of Europe, and with minority questions of its own, South Tyrol has evolved significantly over the last several decades, and a grea deal can be learned from it. The present study, presenting an analysis of the South Tyrolean "model" from various angles and perspectives, represents an important step towards understanding the factors and dynamics contributing to its present success and its significance in a world in which the concept of autonomy is ever more relevant.|
|Note||"This work is the result of research and writing done at Princeton University, as well as under the auspices of the Liechtenstein Research Program on Self-Determination (Princeton, NJ) and the European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano.", Author's Note. Includes bibliography. Also includes maps and graphs in the Appendices, as well as the original text of the Paris Agreement signed by the Italian Government and the Austrian Government on September 5, 1946, as well as the full text of The Special Statute for the Autonomous Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol. CONTENTS: Introductory Note, by Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Joseph Marko and Prof. Sergio Ortino / Foreword, by Prof. Wolfgang Danspeckgruber / Introduction / The Principle of Self-Determination and the South Tyrolean Example / The Italian Province of South Tyrol / South Tyrolean Nationalism / Geopolitical Situation / The Role of Europe / Self-Governance in South Tyrol: Why It Worked / Conclusion / Bibliography / Appendices|
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