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One positive result of the referendum about the independence of Scotland can be seen already now: the central government in London starts finally to think about a more “federated” United Kingdom, but nobody of the political class is using this term “federal’, because this word was misused as “centralization” in the context of transferring national… » read more

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“Self-determination without tanks “! or How to solve an ethnic clash on the basis of universal principles? 1. The “nation state principle” at the origin of ethnic conflicts Since the French revolution the idea of a “nation” is based on a territory, on which a democratic elected majority officially should act on the basis of… » read more

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UNIVERSAL RULES AND PRINCIPLES FOR LOCAL MINORITIES or A FEDERAL APPROACH TO SOLVE MINORITY PROBLEMS   1. BACKGROUND-MOTIVATION-TARGETS:   – urgency to find an universal approach to solve national minority conflicts like those in Ukraijnija; – necessity to protect existing majorities, their cultures, languages and traditions against the shortfalls coming from the mobility of people,… » read more

Posted by Michael Cwik