Introduction

Timofey Agarin, Malte Brosig

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Abstract

The scholarly interest in norm implementation in the area of minority rights protection emerged during the period of the European accession of post-communist societies, which were characterised by persistent cleavage along ethnic lines. These studies have analysed democratic transition of ethnically segmented societies and developed into a broad field that focuses its attention on inter-ethnic relations, the role of history, interstate cooperation and the impact of international organisations on post-communist states' treatment of domestic minorities. All these are usually conducted from a vantage point of the European conditionality research. In our introduction to the special issue we sketch a number of reasons why it is encouraging and indeed, desirable to move beyond the perusal of conditionality into the domain of implementation research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-389
Number of pages5
JournalPerspectives on European Politics and Society
Volume13
Issue number4
Early online date14 Dec 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

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