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National Minorities and the European Nation-States System

Jennifer Jackson Preece


The collapse of Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, and the Soviet Union has resulted in a proliferation of discontented national minorities. Thus, the possibility for destabilising ethnic conflict has become acute. National minorities have accordingly emerged as a major focus of international relations in post-Cold War Europe. This book offers an innovative analysis of these developments. Scrutinising them within the historical context of changing practices and evolving norms, it reveals that the European national minority question is nothing new — rather its foundations extend deep into contemporary ... More

Keywords: Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Soviet Union, national minorities, ethnic conflict, nation-states system, Europe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198294375
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294375.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Jackson Preece, author
London School of Economics and Political Science