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The European Dimension of the Political Representation of Minorities

Stefanova, Boyka (2009) The European Dimension of the Political Representation of Minorities. In: UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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    The political integration of ethnic minorities is one of the most challenging tasks facing the countries of post-communist Europe. The roads to political representation in the mainstream political process are numerous and diverse. The EU accession of the Central and East-European countries has expanded the scope of the political participation of minorities by adding an electoral process at the regional level: the Elections for Members of the European Parliament. This paper focuses on the European elections as a form of political representation of ethnic minorities. It studies the ways in which EU-level electoral processes affect the scope and quality of minority representation on the example of the electoral behavior of ethnopolitical parties in Bulgaria and Romania in the 2007 Elections for European Parliament.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > European Parliament
    Countries > Romania
    Countries > Bulgaria
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > European elections/voting behavior
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2009 (11th), April 23-25, 2009
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2012 09:23
    Number of Pages: 26
    Last Modified: 19 Aug 2012 09:55

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