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Panorama mniejszości etnicznych i narodowych
A Panorama of Ethnic and National Minorities

Author(s): Joanna Dobrowolska-Polak
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Instytut Zachodni im. Zygmunta Wojciechowskiego
Keywords: ethnic and national armed conflicts; socio-political or economic discrimination practices

Summary/Abstract: The article focuses on the analysis of the likelihood of escalation of ethnic and national conflicts to the level of armed conflict. Two basic causes of the escalation of conflicts are assessed: 1) the states use of political and economic discrimination practices against members of ethnic and national minorities (Part III), and 2) the minorities’ drive to increase their independence and scope of self-government (Part IV). The first two parts of the article deal with the issue of identifying ethnic and national minorities in Europe (Part I) and the world (Part II). [The map and two missing graphics will be added to the file as soon as possible.]

  • Issue Year: 321/2007
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 15-48
  • Page Count: 34
  • Language: Polish