same terms. Accepted for publication 11 May 2017 • First published online 20 June 2017 Superdiversity and sub-national autonomous regions: perspectives from the South Tyrolean case Roberta Medda-Windischer, firstname.lastname@example.org European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen (EURAC), Italy For many sub-national autonomous territories where traditional-historical groups (‘old minorities’) migration is a stable and increasingly important reality. From the perspective of the autonomous province of Bozen/Bolzano in Italy (South Tyrol), I will analyse whether the interests
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First published as a special issue of Policy & Politics, this insightful volume brings together contributions from experts across Europe to explore the ways in which superdiversity has shaped the development of policy and to consider challenges for the future.
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, as an autonomous territory of Denmark, voted to leave the EC in 1982. After the introduction of home rule in 1979, fearing the loss of their fishing rights (their main source of livelihood) under the Common Fisheries Policy, Greenlanders began the process of leaving the EC. Their exit took place long before John Kerr (2017), a former UK ambassador to the EU, drafted article 50 stipulating the arrangements for leaving the Union. Following three years of tough formal negotiations, Greenland left the EC in 1985 and, today, has a partnership agreement with the
giving the city and its surrounding county status as an autonomous territory based on self- financing and self-rule. Shortly after, the referenda were held in Bender and also some other towns. It seems that around 90 per cent of the voters were in favour of the proposal, and there was little reason to doubt this result given the high prevalence of Russian speakers in the polling districts (Kolsto et al, 1993: 982). However, PMR leaders also mobilised volunteer detachments to block roads and bridges, and thus provoke fights against Moldovan police forces. These