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Divided Nations and European Integration

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Edited by: Margaret Moore Brendan O'Leary (E Tristan James Mabry John McGarry

ISBN13: 9780812244977
Published: August 2013
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £66.00

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For ethnic minorities in Europe separated by state borders-such as Basques in France and Spain or Hungarians who reside in Hungary, Slovakia, and Romania-the European Union has offered the hope of reconnection or at least of rendering these divisions less obstructive. Conationals on different sides of European borders may look forward to increased political engagement, including new norms to support the sharing of sovereignty, enhanced international cooperation, more porous borders, and invigorated protections for minority rights.

Under the pan-European umbrella, it has been claimed that those belonging to divided nations would no longer have to depend solely on the goodwill of the governments of their states to have their collective rights respected. Yet for many divided nations, the promise of the European Union and other pan-European institutions remains unfulfilled. Divided Nations and European Integration examines the impact of the expansion of European institutions and the ways the EU acts as a confederal association of member states and their governments, rather than a fully multinational federation of peoples. A wide range of detailed case studies consider national communities long within the borders of the European Union, such as the Irish and Basques; communities that have more recently joined, such as the Hungarians; and communities that are not yet members but are on its borders or in its "near abroad," such as the Albanians, Croats, Serbs, and Kurds.

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Introduction -John McGarry and Brendan O'Leary
Chapter 1. Divided Nations and Challenges to Statist and Global Theories of Justice -Margaret Moore
Chapter 2. Forked Tongues: The Language Politics of Divided Nations -Tristan James Mabry
Chapter 3. Kin-State Activism in Hungary, Romania, and Russia: The Politics of Ethnic Demography -Zsuzsa CsergE and James M. Goldgeier
Chapter 4. European Integration and the Basque Country in France and Spain -Zoe Bray and Michael Keating
Chapter 5. Albanians Divided by Borders: Loyal to State or Nation -Alexandra Channer
Chapter 6. The Kurds and EU Enlargement: In Search of Restraints on State Power -David Romano
Chapter 7. European Integration and Postwar Political Relations between Croatia and the Bosnian Croats and Serbia and the Bosnian Serbs -Marsaili Fraser
Chapter 8. The Divided Irish -Etain Tannam
Chapter 9. Germany and German Minorities in Europe -Stefan Wolff
Chapter 10. Ties That No Longer Bind: Greece, Turkey, and the Fading Allure of Ethnic Kinship in Cyprus -Tozun Bahcheli and Sid Noel
Conclusion: The Exaggerated Impact of European Integration on the Politics of Divided Nations -John McGarry and Brendan O'Leary
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