Cultural Autonomy of National Minorities in Estonia: The Erosion of a Promise

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Abstrakti

After a debate lasting several years, Estonia enacted a law of non-territorial cultural autonomy for national minorities in 1993, echoing experiences from the country’s previous period of independence. In international discussion, the law was initially cited as a promising way of dealing with minority issues in Central and Eastern Europe. With time, however, its applicability in contemporary Estonia has been questioned; in practice, the law has failed to be implemented. This paper inspects possible reasons for its disuse, and argues that the law could still play a role in Estonia’s minority policies, especially with regard to education. The paper is based on an analysis of legislation, parliamentary records and media.
AlkuperäiskieliEi tiedossa
Sivut457–475
JulkaisuJournal of Baltic Studies
Vuosikerta45
Numero4
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2014
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

Keywords

  • cultural autonomy
  • Estonia
  • Russian speakers
  • minorities

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