Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe : JEMIE

The journal is a multi-disciplinary journal which addresses minority issues across a broad range of studies, such as ethnopolitics, democratization, conflict management, good governance, participation, minority issues and minority rights. It is devoted to comparative analyses of current developments in minority-majority relations in the wider Europe.

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 1, 2012

Introduction to the Special Issue: Political and Economic Obstacles of Minority Language Maintenance
Over the past decades, problems related to linguistic minorities and their well-being, as well as to minority languages and their maintenance, have developed as an independent branch of minority studies. Studies of language in society and sociolinguistics,...
Land and Language: The Struggle for National, Territorial, and Linguistic Integrity of the Oneida People
The ability to maintain a living community is a functional requirement for the natural transmission of culture and language. The Oneida Indians, aboriginal people of what is now the State of New York, have struggled for more than two centuries to sustain...
Latgalian in Latvia: A Continuous Struggle for Political Recognition1
This article discusses the situation of the Latgalian language in Latvia today. It first provides an overview of languages in Latvia, followed by a historical and contemporary sketch of the societal position of Latgalian and by an account of current...
Maintenance of South Estonian Varieties: A Focus on Institutions
Institutions are seen as the societal rules of the game in the broadest sense. Institutions include informal norms and formal laws, which are not necessarily functional, but shape human interaction by both prohibiting and enabling it. In language maintenance,...
The Education Reform in Russia and Its Impact on Teaching of the Minority Languages: An Effect of Nation-Building?
Public minority-language schools have a crucial role in the preservation of the societal culture of the minorities. This article explores the institutional position of the languages of the minorities of the Russian Federation in the education system...
The End of Minority Languages? Europe's Regional Languages in Perspective
The European Union (EU) today counts 23 national languages with as many as 65 regional and minority languages, only a few of which enjoy recognition in the EU. We assess the perspectives of regional and, particularly, endangered languages in Europe in...
Why Care about Lënapei Lixsëwakàn? Ethnography of the Lenape Language Loss
The Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma, which originated in the Northeastern Woodlands, today struggles to preserve the Lenape language of their ancestors, whose last fluent native speaker died in 2002. The tribe's language reclamation efforts are in large part...