Kin-state Politics

Twenty Years On: The Continuing Relevance of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities

Given the persistence of minority-majority tensions and conflict across the OSCE area and beyond, the institution of the High Commissioner on National Minorities remains as relevant today as twenty years ago, and I see three specific areas in which the HCNM has a future role to play: monitoring, preventive quiet diplomacy, and policy transfer.

Bilateral Ethnopolitics after the Cold War

Using the relationship between Hungary and Slovakia as a case study, this article discusses the problems associated with ‘bilateral’ ethnopolitics in the context of cross‐border minority situations. It starts by outlining a theoretical framework for such an analysis,...

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German Minorities in Europe

The study of ethnic minorities and their role in the domestic politics of their host states has long attracted scholars from a wide range of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. By contrast, national (or external) minorities, have been under-represented...

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