Description - Cultural Autonomy in Contemporary Europe by David J. Smith
In this volume, some of the world's leading scholars involved in researching the fields of ethnopolitics, nationalism and ideas of nation and state, have come together to produce a work that is both original and accessible. The volume explores the rich, but sadly neglected tradition of thought on non-territorial cultural autonomy as exemplified by the work of Karl Renner and Otto Bauer and the European Nationalities Congress of the 1920s. Through a combination of theoretical analysis and case study approaches, the authors challenge conventional thinking on how best to reconcile competing claims over territory and cultural expression. Drawing upon a range of examples from countries such as Russia, Romania and Hungary, and by comparing the situation of territorially-based ethnic minorities with those - principally the Roma - who lack identification with a given state or states, the authors of this volume seek to supply answers and question received truths.
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Author Biography - David J. Smith
David J Smith is Reader in Baltic Studies at the University of Glasgow, UK. He is the Editor of Journal of Baltic Studies, and has published extensively in the area of nationhood, nationalism and ethnopolitics in the Baltic Region and Central and Eastern Europe. Karl Cordell is Reader in Politics at the University of Plymouth, UK. He is the co-editor of Ethnopolitics, and has published extensively in the fields of German politics, German-Polish relations, and German minorities in Europe.