Inter-minority relations

Many European societies are confronted with two interrelated challenges: democratic recession and the rise of right-wing populist parties on the one hand, and immigration and growing diversity on the other hand. Both are fundamental stress tests for heterogeneous states and especially for vulnerable minorities. How do these developments affect the relationship between “old” and “new” minorities? Under what circumstances do inter-minority conflicts arise? Do marginalized minorities respond differently to immigration? This research track will aim to complement both theoretically and empirically existing approaches that focus primarily on majorities and immigrants. It will attempt to draw evidence-based conclusions for social cohesion and diversity management in European societies. The work will follow on from previous ECMI research (including an edited volume in 2020) on the place of national minorities in an ever more multi-layered condition of diversity.


Recent Publications

Debus, M.; Schulte, F. How Party Competition Shapes Ethnic Parties’ Positions on Migration and Immigration. Party Politics 2022, 13540688221136108.

Neureiter, M.; Schulte, F. A Tale of Two Logics: How Solidarity and Threat Perceptions Shape Immigrant Attitudes towards Immigration in Western Europe. West European Politics 20220 (0), 1–23.

Medda-Windischer, R.; Spiliopoulou Åkermark, S.; Schulte, F.; Marsal Cramer, S. Mapping Integration Indicators. A Reference Tool for Evaluating the Implementation of Ljubljana Guidelines-Based Policy, Report Commissioned by the HCNM/OSCE; EURAC, Aland Peace Institute, Heidelberg University, 2020.




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