Non-Territorial Autonomy as Minority Protection in Europe

AN INTELLECTUAL AND POLITICAL HISTORY OF A TRAVELLING IDEA, 1850–2000


This research project supported by the European Research Council (ERC) is dedicated to a little-known concept of how to deal with national diversity within a state. In non-territorial forms of autonomy, the holder of self-government is neither the individual nor a specified area but the ethnic group itself, understood as a corporate unit. This ERC project explores this idea that emerged in theory and practice in the Habsburg Monarchy. Furthermore, our team of four researchers addresses the ideological adaptability of this concept in the inter-war period. Finally, we investigate the extent to which non-territorial forms of autonomy are discussed today in European debates on the protection of minorities.


COST Action: Non-Territorial Autonomy

2019 The NTAutonomy project joined the European-Union funded COST Action “European Non-Territorial Autonomy Network”.

More information is available on our project website: NTAutonomy

Job offer: Research Position (Deadline: 27.5.2019)