Ethnic Dimension in Politics
& Culture in the Baltic Countries
Sodertorn Academic Studies No. 18

Edited By Baiba Metuzale-Kangere
July 2004
Sodertorns hogskola
ISBN: 9189315367
213 pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9 "
$77.50 Paper Original



This volume treats the interrelated topics of politics, national culture and minorities. The articles span from the notion of cultural autonomy to authoritarian regimes and harsh dictatorships as well as the manifestation of these in language and literature. With its delicately poised geographic position between two great powers in the 20th century causing turbulent and often violent historical climates, the Baltic area is a microcosm for research on the complex of these problems.

Contents include: Paul Schiemann on Reconciling 'Nation' and 'State,' The 'Russian Question' Yesterday and Today: Mikhail Kurchinskii and the Lessons of the Inter-War Period, Ewald Ammende: His Vision for the Organization of National Minorities in Europe, The Multilingual Parliament: Language Choice by Non-Estonian Members of Parliament in Parliamentary Debates in Estonia 1919-1934, Language Policy and Linguistics under Ulmanis, Political Identity and Nationalism, Literature under the Ulmanis Regime, Bending the Mind in a Free Country, Lithuania, Jews in Latvian Literature and Society in the 1920s and 1930s.

Politics; Sociology

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