Diversity Governance Papers

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Diversity Governance Papers (DiGoP) - Constitutional, Territorial and Societal Pluralism (ISSN 2975-2175) is an online and open access working paper series of the Institute for Comparative Federalism and the Institute for Minority Rights at Eurac Research. DiGoP serves as a successor to the prior European Diversity and Autonomy Papers (EDAP) series.

The series is linked to the Research Group on Constitutionalism and Societal Pluralism: Diversity Governance Compared within the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL).

The series publishes working papers from all disciplines focusing on diversity governance and exploring issues linked to constitutionalism and societal pluralism. Topics include, but are not limited to federalism, minority rights, conflict prevention and resolution, migration, multilevel governance, local government, multi- and interculturalism, democratic/political pluralism, and participatory/deliberative democracy.

The series welcomes papers analysing, for instance, the division of powers among levels of government, or exploring individual policy areas, such as the environment, education, migration, social welfare, religious, linguistic and cultural diversity, cross-border cooperation as well as deliberative decision-making, financial intergovernmental relations, socio-cultural and economic participation, and the role of local actors.

Who stands behind DiGoP?

DiGoP is published by the Institute for Comparative Federalism and the Institute for Minority Rights at Eurac Research, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy. It is linked to the Research Group on “Constitutionalism and Societal Pluralism: Diversity Governance Compared” within the International Association of Constitutional Law IACL.

Editorial team

Elisabeth Alber

Sergiu Constantin

Georg Grote

Karl Kössler

Petra Malfertheiner

Francisco Javier Romero Caro

Advisory board

The advisory board is composed of the members of the Research Group on “Constitutionalism and Societal Pluralism: Diversity Governance Compared” within the International Association of Constitutional Law IACL.

Interested in submitting a paper to DiGoP?

Please submit your paper to digop@eurac.edu, ensuring it adheres to our editorial policy and citation style. We warmly welcome submissions from individuals with diverse backgrounds including those from underrepresented communities and minorities, as well as early-stage researchers.

Length: min. 4,000 – max. 6,000 words

Language: English (please note that DiGoP does not offer language editing services)

Peer review: All papers undergo a double blind peer review process and are screened for plagiarism.

Citation style: OSCOLA or Harvard

DOI: All publications will be attributed a DOI.

Open Access Policy: DiGoP applies the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license to articles we publish. By submitting a paper for publication by DiGoP, the author agrees to have the CC BY license applied to the work. Under this Open Access license, the author agrees that others can distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon the work, even commercially, as long as the author and the original source are properly cited. This facilitates freedom in re-use and also ensures that DiGoP content can be mined without barriers for the needs of research.

Author rights and charges: By publishing a paper in DiGoP, the author grants the journal the right of first publication under the CC BY license. The author retains the copyright of the paper. The author may deposit the paper in an institutional or other depository of his/her choice. There are no fees or charges to publish in DiGoP.

Archiving: All DiGoP papers are available on the journal website and permanently stored on Eurac Research's repository.

Rejections: If a paper is rejected, the author will be informed of the reasons in writing. Should the author not agree with these reasons, he or she can communicate the editor-in-chief of his/her objection in writing with a statement. The editorial team will subsequently evaluate the paper a second time, taking into account the aforementioned statement, and will inform the author of its final decision.

DiGoP 04/2023 How did the media shape the image of federalism during the Covid-19 pandemic?

DOI https://doi.org/10.57749/2ns8-9t08

Author Iris Reus

Keywords Media Reporting, Germany, Federalism, Länder Policymaking, Covid-19 Pandemic.

DiGoP 03/2023 Cultural Genocide of Indigenous Peoples in Canada: A Legal and Socio-Political Analysis of the Limits of Reconciliation

DOI https://doi.org/10.57749/vsfj-1g82

Author Chiara Serioli

Keywords Indigenous Peoples, Canada, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Genocide Admission, 94 Calls to Action, Genocide Acknowledgment.

DiGoP 02/2023 The forgotten meaning of the EU principle of subsidiarity. Horizontal subsidiarity in Italian local governments

DOI https://doi.org/10.57749/hcdq-2p97

Author Chiara Salati

Keywords EU Subsidiarity, Local Governments, Italy, Horizontal Subsidiarity, Shared Administration, Participation, Commons.

DiGoP 01/2023 One Minority, One Language? Evaluating Linguistic Justice for the Kurdish Minority in Iran and Iraq

DOI https://doi.org/10.57749/3mxj-nm16

Author Cecilia Gialdini

Keywords Kurdish Language, Language Policy, Language Planning, Linguistic Justice, Iran, Iraq.

DiGoP 02/2022 Federalism as a safeguard of national integrity. Trial and error in the case of Jammu and Kashmir

DOI https://doi.org/10.57749/az3q-z917

Author Michael Fliri

Keywords India, Kashmir, State of Jammu and Kashmir, Indian Union, Federalism, National Integrity.

DiGoP 01/2022 The 'regional State' in the proposed new Chilean Constitution. Positive developments and challenges ahead

DOI https://doi.org/10.57749/02av-6d75

Author Esteban Szmulewicz Ramírez

Keywords Chile, Constitution, Regional State, Territorial Autonomy, Decentralisation, Asymmetrical Bicameralism, Indigenous Territorial Autonomies.