Linguistic minorities and the majorities with whom they co-exist have traditionally been embroiled in conflict. In the last decades of the twentieth-century the European Union opened dialogue with, and offered support to the minorities in the context of an emerging European citizenship and deeper European integration. Although the process of EU integration has faltered, at … Read moreNew Expert Paper by Ned Thomas: Enabling Minority Languages
This paper argues that the placing of minority languages within a comparative framework and a wider context of cultural diversity has become more relevant within a globalising economy, and that the earlier European experience deserves revisiting and may call for some rethinking by majorities and minorities of the way they think of each other.
This report details the discussion that took place during the Democratic Progress Institute’s roundtable meeting in Istanbul, Turkey on 14th November 2012, regarding the role that local media can play in conflict resolution. The media are crucial actors in peace building and democratic reform at local, national and international levels, and can influence and shape … Read moreNew report: The Role of Local Media in Conflict Resolution
DPI Strategic Retreat – Held at Hintlesham Hall, Ipswich on the 4-5 February 2013. DPI staff, Board of Directors and a number of Council of Experts members spent a two-day Strategic Retreat in Suffolk this month.