EUS 4932/EUS 6932: Comparative Minorities in the EU



Center for European Studies
3324 Turlington Hall
PO Box 117342
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 294-7142
(352) 392-8966 (fax)

Instructor: Dr. David Galbreath

Often trapped between the competing logics of nation and state, minority groups in Europe have played an important role in the twentieth century’s greatest conflicts and tragedies. At the same time, contemporary Europe offers a substantial institutional approach to minority issues.

This course looks at the role of minority groups in Europe from complicated relationship with the global human rights agenda to the competing claims over politics, resources and cultural rights that persist throughout Europe. We will look at the rise of minority rights, the establishment of the European minority rights regime, and the relationship between national minorities and migrants in contemporary Europe. Furthermore, the course will examine minority issues from a comparative perspective to shed light on challenges that face European societies at large.