The volume is edited by Prof. Levente Salat (Political Science Department of Babeş Bolyai University), Dr. Sergiu Constantin (EURAC), Dr. Alexander Osipov (ECMI) and Dr. István Gergő Székely (Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities). ECMI is pleased to announce the publication of a new book “Autonomy Arrangements Around the World: the Collection of Well and Lesser Known Cases”. The volume compiles the articles presented at the conference on Autonomy Arrangements organized in Flensburg in September 2012. The conference was organized in collaboration with the Political Science Department of Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the European Center for Minority Issues, Flensburg, Germany, and the Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The European Academy of Bolzano/ Bozen, Italy, joined the partnership at the editing phase of the present volume, contributing in editing and peer review. The initiative aimed to invite scholars, researchers and practitioners to engage in identifying, researching and analyzing as many operational autonomy arrangements as possible in a standard format, with special focus on the lesser-known cases. The final goal has been to elaborate a comprehensive compendium on the existing autonomy arrangements worldwide, elaborating on the features of various autonomy arrangements, legal frameworks and impacts on national/ethnic minorities. The volume is helpful for academics, politicians, civil servants and the large public, in better understanding the circumstances which lead to claims for autonomy-arrangements worldwide, and the contextual elements which can render them failed or successful.
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