CUTE Autonomy

ABI - Cultural and Territorial Autonomy

CUTE Autonomy

This project studies both non-territorial autonomy arrangements and systems of territorial governance at sub-state level in a comparative perspective. In particular, it focuses on contexts where the participation of minorities in public affairs and in matters concerning them needs to be improved.

While it is generally accepted that sub-state governance can play an important role in the management of national, ethnic, linguistic, and religious diversity, the issue of autonomy remains controversial both in scholarly literature and in political debate. Despite the rich existing literature on territorial and non-territorial autonomy arrangements, there is no consensus on the definition, content, and scope of autonomy. Moreover, the empirical exploration of autonomy arrangements tends to focus on a limited number of well-known cases.

CUTE Autonomy seeks to create of a comprehensive collection of case studies at www.world-autonomies.info. This online compendium includes also lesser-known cases, which could become a helpful tool for a better understanding of autonomy-related conceptual and empirical issues and challenges. By adopting a more facts-based approach to autonomy, this project could also provide the ground for a more informed assessment of the advantages and shortcomings of the existing autonomy arrangements, and explore the discrepancies between theory and practice.

Contact:

Sergiu Constantin (Senior Researcher): sergiu.constantin@eurac.edu

Publications
Autonomy and Sovereignty Conflict: Insights from Catalonia and Perspectives from Post-Brexit Scotland and Northern Ireland
Sanjaume M, Rice C, Cetrà D, Constantin S (2021)
Internet

More information: https://youtu.be/PW4F-ox4UTk

Indigenous sovereignty, self-governance and autonomy in a Global Pandemic: Challenges and/or Opportunities for Indigenous Peoples and Nations?
Tomaselli A, Duthu NB, Lightfoot S, Charters C, Jones C, Lema Maldonado D, Alderman J
(2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Native American and Indigenous Studies Annual Meeting (NAISA), 2021 edition | Virtual | 14.6.2021 - 21.6.2021

Webinar: Le comunità italiane nei Balcani - storia recente e nuove traiettorie
Abram M, Tomaselli A, Bertò E, Cascone A, Skerk W, Pohar D, Comunità Radiotelevisiva Italofona (2021)
Internet

More information: https://www.balcanicaucaso.org/aree/Italia/Anticipazione-del ...

Inquadramento della situazione socio-giuridica, culturale ed economica delle comunità italiane in Slovenia, Croazia e Bosnia Erzegovina e nuove prospettive (pp. 80-123)
Tomaselli A, Engl A, Lupinc H (2021)
Trento: OBCT/CCI, Eurac Research, FMST
Report

More information: https://www.balcanicaucaso.org/Progetti/Le-comunita-italiane ...

https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.10794.95687

Video interview on the “Italian Communities in the Balkans: recent history and new perspectives” (Le comunità italiane nei Balcani: storia recente e nuove traiettorie) (@mins.15:07-18:55)
Tomaselli A (2021)
Radio-TV

More information: http://www.minet-tv.com/de/sendungen/minet/minet-das-minderh ...

Nacionalismo en Italia y en Latinoamérica
Tomaselli A, Aburto N (2021)
Radio-TV

More information: https://www.biobiochile.cl/lista/categorias/una-constitucion ...

The vicious circle of securitization processes in the erstwhile Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir
Constantin S, Carlà A (2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: KINPOL workshop "Ethnic Minorities and Security in a Cross-border Context" | online | 3.9.2021 - 3.9.2021

Regionalism, autonomy, decentralization: between opportunities and challenges
Constantin S (2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Moldova 2021| Region, Identity, Brand | Ipotesti : 27.8.2021 - 28.8.2021

E. Chile
Tomaselli A (2021)
Journal article
Yearbook of International Environmental Law

More information: https://academic.oup.com/yielaw/advance-article-abstract/doi ...

https://doi.org/10.1093/yiel/yvaa034

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/18208

La defensa de la tierra y de los territorios en tiempos de acaparamientos verdes. Un análisis del caso Colombiano
Borrás Pentinat S, de la Varga Pastor A, Merino Sancho V, San Lucas Ceballos M, Tomaselli A, Villaseca Boixareu I, Mesa Cuadros G, Labrador Forero JA, Aldana Carrillo DD, Olaya Díaz CE, Silva Porras YA, Sánchez Supelano LF (2021)
Valencia: Tirant Lo Blanch
9788413781501
Authored book

More information: https://editorial.tirant.com/co/libro/la-defensa-de-la-tierr ...

Litigating the Rights of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples in Domestic and International Courts
de Villiers B, Marko J, Palermo F, Constantin S (2021)
Leiden-Boston
978-90-04-46165-9
Edited book

More information: https://brill.com/view/title/60070

Land, Consultation and Participation Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: The Cases of Kichwa Indigenous People of Sarayaku v. Ecuador and Kaliña and Lokono Peoples v. Suriname
Tomaselli A, Cittadino F (2021)
Contribution in book

More information: https://brill.com/view/title/60070

Domestic conditions necessary for a functional autonomy and examples of good practices of functional autonomies
Constantin S (2020)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Online Meeting of the Joint Working Group on Gagauzia | Online event | 15.7.2020 - 15.7.2020

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/14909

Working Autonomy Models in Europe
Constantin S (2020)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Functioning Autonomy as a Strategy for Inclusive Governance| International Practice and Moldovan Experience | Online event : 29.9.2020 - 29.9.2020

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/14958

A journey towards Mother Earth: Listening to Indigenous voices in the Covid-19 pandemic. Interview the Indigenous Shuar leader María Clara Sharupi Jua
Tomaselli A (2020)
Internet

More information: https://blogs.eurac.edu/covid-19/indigenous-voices-in-the-co ...

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/15012

Indigenous peoples and biodiversity law in Ecuador: an interview with Daqui Lema Maldonado from the Kichwa People of Otavalo
Tomaselli A, Maldonado Lema D (2020)
Internet

More information: https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/indigenous-peoples-and-biodive ...

https://doi.org/10.17176/20200708-235054-0

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/15119

Webinar: Covid-19 y Pueblos Indígenas en América Latina
Xinico Batz S, Martínez J, Lema Maldonado D, Masaquiza M, Tomaselli A (2020)
Internet

More information: https://youtu.be/hAhN6que8f4

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/15374

Indigenous Originary Peasant Autonomy (Autonomía Indígena Originaria Campesina) in Bolivia
Alderman J, Tomaselli A (2020)
Internet

More information: http://www.world-autonomies.info/tas/bolivia/Pages/default.a ...

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/15591

E. Chile
Tomaselli A (2020)
Journal article
Yearbook of International Environmental Law

More information: https://academic.oup.com/yielaw/article-abstract/doi/10.1093 ...

https://doi.org/10.1093/yiel/yvz050

Summary and Further Reflections on the case of land and water rights in Chile
Tomaselli A, Hofmann R, Lenzerini F (2020)
International Law Association (ILA)
Report

More information: https://www.ila-hq.org/index.php/committees

Impact of the decentralisation reform on national minorities in Ukraine in the selected regions: Chernivtsi, Odesa and Zakarpattya oblasts
Swianiewicz P, Dacyshyn M, Krasovsky K, Constantin S, Podiuk M, Tyschenko Y (2020)
Strasbourg: Council of Europe
Report

More information: https://rm.coe.int/assessment-report-impact-of-the-decentral ...

Summary and Further Reflections on the case of the Indigenous Territory and Natural Park TIPNIS, Bolivia
Tomaselli A, Hofmann R, Abolarin E (2020)
International Law Association (ILA)
Report

More information: http://www.ila-hq.org/index.php/committees

Indigenous Peoples in times of the pandemic
Lema D, Wright C, Tomaselli A, Constantin S (2020)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Minorities and Covid-19| A webinar series of the Institute for Minority Rights, Eurac Research | Bolzano : 13.5.2020 - 21.7.2020

More information: https://cutt.ly/LfsxPVO

Minorities, territorial governance and inter-state relations in pandemic times
Spiliopoulou Åkermark S, Palermo F, Constantin S, Grote G (2020)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Minorities and Covid-19| A webinar series of the Institute for Minority Rights, Eurac Research | Bolzano : 13.5.2020 - 21.7.2020

More information: https://youtu.be/76jpfoslWfk

Political participation, the International Labour Organization, and Indigenous Peoples: Convention 169 ‘participatory’ rights
Tomaselli A (2020)
Journal article
International Journal of Human Rights

More information: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13642987.2019.1 ...

https://doi.org/10.1080/13642987.2019.1677612

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/12887

The Autonomy Statute and the autonomous powers of South Tyrol
Constantin S (2020)
Multimedia

More information: https://e-learning.eurac.edu/en/autonomy-south-tyrol/#/lesso ...

Book Review of J. Eichler, "Reconciling Indigenous Peoples’ Individual and Collective Rights. Participation, Prior Consultation and Self-Determination in Latin America" (Routledge, Abington, 2019), ISBN: 9780367203306, 208 pp.
Tomaselli Alexandra (2020)
Brill
Journal article
International Journal on Minority and Group Rights

More information: http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15718115-28030004

https://doi.org/10.1163/15718115-28030004

Indigenous Peoples and their Right to Land in Latin America: Disputes, Contestation and Current Challenges
Tomaselli A (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Guest Lecture "Indigenous Peoples and their Right to Land in Latin America| Disputes, Contestation and Current Challenges" | Halle : 21.10.2019 - 21.10.2019

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/12619

Against marginalisation: the right to effective participation
Marko J, Constantin S (2019)
Contribution in book
Human and minority rights protection by multiple diversity governance: history, law, ideology and politics in European perspective

More information: https://www.routledge.com/Human-and-Minority-Rights-Protecti ...

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/11937

Autonomy Arrangements and Minority Rights: Practices across Europe, and beyond
Constantin S, Alber E, Stöxen J (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Autumn Academy 2019 (CMI and Eurac Research) | Vadul-lui-Voda - Moldova | 30.10.2019 - 2.11.2019

Territorial and Cultural Self-governance in Italy: Strengths and Challenges of South Tyrol’s Autonomy
Carlà A, Constantin S (2019)
Contribution in book
Minority Self-government in Europe and the Middle East

More information: https://brill.com/view/book/edcoll/9789004405455/BP000009.xm ...

https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004405455_008

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Babes-Bolyai University, Political Science Department
European Centre for Minority Issues
Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities
Osservatorio sui Balcani e Caucaso
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CUTE Autonomy

ABI - Cultural and Territorial Autonomy

Duration: December 2014 - September 2021Funding:
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