Ålands fredsinstitut
The Åland Islands Peace Institute

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Associate Professor Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark has contributed with a chapter in the recently issued edited collection ”The Challenge of Minority Integration. Politics and Policies in the Nordic Nations” (2015).

The aim of the publication is to examine the challenges of minority integration in four Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. In two introductory chapters and seven case studies two core questions are explored. Firstly; How is solidarity achieved in highly diverse societies - particularly those that have been until recently characterized by rather homogeneous populations? Secondly; What are the implications of growing levels of diversity on existing social arrangements?

In her article ”Divergence and Convergence in Minority Law and Policies in the Nordic Countries”, Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark discusses amongst others the concept of minorities in the four countries examined and the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and its ratification by the nordic countries.

The publication is edited by Peter A. Kraus and Peter Kivisto and is openly accessible electronically here.