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Minority civil society, inter-ethnic peace and sustainable democracy

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Project "MINSOC" data sheet

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Organization address
city: GRAZ
postcode: 8010

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 Coordinator Country Austria [AT]
 Total cost 186˙167 €
 EC max contribution 186˙167 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2018
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2019
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2019-09-23   to  2021-09-22


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITAET GRAZ AT (GRAZ) coordinator 186˙167.00


 Project objective

'Minority civil society, inter-ethnic peace and sustainable democracy

Ethnic minorities make up a significant part of societies around the world, and contemporary migration patterns indicate that ethnic diversity is increasing globally. Meanwhile, state-driven majoritarian nationalism has strengthened in many regions of the world, including new and long-established democracies. In recent years, an increasing number of governments have used majoritarian nationalism to regain or construct legitimacy, following a familiar script: blaming internal and external 'others' for economic and social issues. Comparative evidence reveals that members of ethnic, racial, or religious minorities are more likely than majority members to become alienated from democratic institutions. There is an urgent need for the scholarly community to find useful answers to the question of how democracy and inter-ethnic peace can be maintained under such conditions.

There is a rich body of scholarship about governmental strategies and policies aimed at achieving minority integration. There is, however, a dearth of comparative research on the role of social institutions, and particularly on the role of minority social institutions, in shaping state-minority relations, despite broad consensus on the significance of social institutions (such as churches, schools, cultural associations, etc.) in ethno-cultural boundary-making. This research begins to fill that gap by creating a comparative index of minority civil society institutions that minority populations use for ethnic boundary-making, based on the patterns observable among ten minority populations in post-communist Europe. The research will also identify those combinations of minority civil society institutions that are most likely to provide resources for democratic (vs. violent) forms of minority contestation and sustainable inter-ethnic peace, and it will assess the impact of external support on the development of minority civil society. '

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