Territorial and Non-Territorial Autonomies

Monday 10th September 2012 (09:00-16:30)
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Workshop Leader: Dr Gulara Guliyeva

The topic of the workshop is timely in light of debates taking place in some autonomous regions, such as Scotland and Catalonia. The essence of an autonomy regime, whether territorial or non-territorial, is to allow a minority group to regulate specific issues of concern to the protection of its identity, such as rules facilitating participation in political life, education in a minority language and freedom to manifest religion. There is considerable interest in this theme across the University.

Internal Attendees include:

  • Prof Stefan Wolff, Professor of International Security, Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Danielle Beswick, Lecturer, International Development Department, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Jenny Phillimore (Migration and Superdiversity)
  • Professor James Arthur, Head of School, Professor of Education and Civic Engagement, School of Education, University of Birmingham

External attendees include:

  • Dr Alexander Osipov, Senior Research Associate, European Centre of Minority Issues
  • Dr Ephraim Nimni, Reader, School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, Queen’s University of Belfast
  • Dr Tawhida Ahmed, Lecturer, University of Reading