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Issue 4/2002
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JEMIE - Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe is a peer-reviewed electronic journal edited under the auspices of the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI). JEMIE is a multi-disciplinary journal, which addresses minority issues across a broad range of studies, such as ethnopolitics, democratization, conflict management, good governance, participation, minority issues and minority rights. It is devoted to analysing current developments in minority-majority relations in the wider Europe, and stimulating further debate amongst academics, students and practitioners on issues of instability and integration that are hampering democratic development in Europe - both East and West.

Special Issue - Will Kymlicka and Exporting Liberal Pluralism: Western Political Theory and Ethnic Relations in Eastern Europe

Are Western models of multiculturalism and minority rights relevant for the post-Communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe? Taking the theories of Will Kymlicka as a starting point, this electronic symposium analyses the suitability of exporting Western models of liberal democracy to the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). In an introductory essay, Professor Kymlicka explores the social and political conditions that have led to the adoption of such models in the West and considers the various factors which might make their adoption difficult in CEE. In addition, he examines the potential role that the international community can play in overcoming these obstacles.This Special Focus aims to generate further debate on this timely issue. Further commentary and criticism has been solicited from a number of leading academics and practitioners across Europe - East and West - and the Editors encourage further debate especially from younger academics and practitioners. 

Introductory Essay

Multiculturalism and Minority Rights: West and East
Will Kymlicka
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Liberal Pluralism: Does the West Have Any to Export?
Stephen Deets
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Territorial Autonomy in Eastern Europe: Legacies of the Past
Miodrag A. Jovanovic
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Canadian, Eh?
Andre Liebich
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Applying the Nationality Principle: Handle with Care
Walter Kemp
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Minority Rights and the Role of Law: Reflections on Themes of Discourse in Kymlicka's Approach to Ethnocultural Identity
Gaetano Pentassuglia
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Minorities, Justice and Security in Post-Communist Europe: Continuing the Debate with Will Kymlicka
Anita Inder Singh
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Beyond Ethnic Politics in Central and Eastern Europe
Stefan Wolff
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