MINELRES: CfP: Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE), Winter 2005

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The Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe
Editor-in-Chief: Marc Weller
Assistant Editor: William McKinney
ISNN: 1617-5247


Deadline: 1 December 2005

The Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE) is an
electronic journal produced under the auspices of the European Centre
for Minority Issues (ECMI). It is devoted to the analysis of current
developments in ethnopolitics and minority issues, and aims to stimulate
debate between academics in these fields. As an electronic journal it
also aims to make scholarly debate available to as wide an audience as
possible and provide a forum where young scholars can present their
ideas alongside more established actors. Each quarter, a Special Focus
section highlights a topic of particular interest to specialists in
minority issues and Ethnopolitics. The forthcoming winter number will
focus on 

Ethno-National Minority Parties in Europe. 

In functioning plurinational societies, minority-majority relations are
nurtured in various ways. Political parties along ethno-national
identity lines add a vital contribution to this relationship as
ethno-national parties representing minorities can formulate views on
relevant issues that offer citizens a range of reasonable options,
discuss these competing views/options in an informed way, and integrate
them into their overall political platforms. These fora contribute to
the formulating of political demands, holding governments accountable,
providing a forum for exchange of views, informing the public; in short,
they are a necessary precondition of constructive majority-minority

Ethno-national political parties come in many shapes and forms, and
there may be models of political participation outside as well as within
the existing party structures that pertain to minority politics. This
Special Focus of JEMIE seeks to delineate not only the role of
ethno-national minority parties in Europe but also to elucidate what
works and does not work in terms of party structures, coalition
strategies, minority caucuses within larger parties, etc. Among the many
questions that authors may wish to address are:

1. How do ethnic and national minorities mobilize and organize
2. What are the internal characteristics of ethno-national minority
3. To which incentives do ethno-national parties respond?
4. How do they organize their actions?
5. Is there a role for coalitions of ethno-national minority parties,
such as those in the European Parliament?
6. What are the legal requirements and other obstacles that
ethno-political minority parties face?
7. How are ethno-political parties financed?

Articles of between 5000 and 7000 words may be submitted via email to
Marc Weller (Editor-in-Chief) at mw@ecmi.de. Each contribution should be
accompanied by a short abstract (100-150 words) and a brief biographical
note outlining the author's credentials, affiliation and relevant
publications. Final decisions on publication are taken by the Editorial

Editorial Board: Gudmundur Alfredsson, Marie-Janien Clic, Francois Grin,
Ted Robert Gurr, Lauri Hannikainen, Rainer Hofmann, Donald Horowitz,
Jennifer Jackson Preece, Charles King, Will Kymlicka, Joseph Marko, John
McGarry, Margaret Moore, Brendan O'Leary, John Packer, Alan Phillips,

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