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ЕВРОПЕЙСКАЯ КОНТАКТНАЯ ЗОНА: 2000

EUROPEAN CONTACT ZONE: 2000

 

Санкт-Петербург — 2000


THE POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPEANMINORITIES:

PAST AND FUTURE

            The collapse of communist regimes in East-CentralEurope, the disintegration of Soviet Union and of Czechoslovakia and the war informer Yugoslavia showed that even the most dramatic geopolitical shifts canhappen. Even before 1991, Europe was the continent with the youngest politicalboundaries and, therefore, an elevated geopolitical «seismicity»(Foucher, 1991). Numerous changes of political boundaries and the creation ofnew states only partly solved or softened ethnic problems. It is well knownthat partitions and the redrawing of political borders often only create newproblems, aggravate and perpetuate ethnic conflicts (Waterman, 1984). Thepurpose of this paper is two-fold: first, using the historical retrospecvtiveof the 20th century and hypothetical scenarios of the future, we would like toprove that the unlimited right of peoples to self-determination and the conceptof the nation-state are not a mean to reduce ethnic tensions. Second, we wouldlike to try to define the most dangerous ethno-political boundaries in Europealong which new geopolitical shifts can occur, in estimating quantitatively thegeopolitical, the economic, and the cultural potential of the conflicts in allEuropean areas of ethnic minorities, as well as the level of their politicalmobilization. As far as we know, it is the first attempt of this kind and,despite any shortcomings of our method, it can be useful for further studies.     



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