Minority Policy, Public Policy

Type of instruction




Part of degree program


Recommended in

Semester 2

Typically offered in

Spring semester

Course description

The course gives an introduction to the public policy analyses of minority related issues. It gives an overview about the different dimensions and categorisations of policies and about the trends and theories of Europeanisation and multi-level governance. Discusses the phenomena of ethnic bias within the policy cycle and ethnic power sharing and highlights their effect through international examples on the everyday life of minorities in Europe. Finally it illustrates and analyses the European models of minority participation in policy making.


  • Tanja Börzel – Thomas Risse: When Europe Hits Home: Europeanization and Domestic Change. European Integration online Papers (EIoP), Vol. 4, No. 15, November 29, 2000.
  • Kovács Petra: Who Benefits? Ethnic Bias and Equity in Access of Ethnic Minorities to Locally Provided Public Services in CEE.  
  • Keith Featherstone – Claudio Radaelli szerk.: The Politics of Europeanization. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2003.
  • Ian Bache – Matthew Flinders szerk.: Multi-level Governance. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004.
  • Gabriel N. Toggenburg eds.: Minority Protection and the Enlarged European Union: The Way Forward. OSI/LGI, Budapest, 2004.