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Minority Indicators: A New Era for the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

Minority Indicators: A New Era for the Framework Convention for the Protection of National... Tove H. Malloy * Minority Indicators: A New Era for the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities I. Introduction Piloting indicators for measuring the performance and impact of public policies is increasingly a requirement in international policy making but has only recently entered the European minority rights discourse. Whereas the s were the decade of stand- ard setting, the fi rst decade of the s has seen the minority rights discourse turn its attention to assessing the eff ectiveness of standards. Indicators in this new envi- ronment are particularly important because the ultimate aim of piloting indicators is collective learning and accumulation of knowledge. Although minority indicators are a concept in the making, the ongoing conceptualization of indicators tangential to minority existence by international actors is an important factor in this new proc- ess. Of course, purposes for indicators vary. Indicators on social integration have been conceptualized in the development discourse and in the realm of European Union’s (EU’s) Lisbon Strategy. Th rough such policies as the Open Method of Co-ordination (OMC), EU member states are thus exposed to the need for measuring the social integration of immigrants in Europe. Parallel to this, cultural indicators have been http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online Brill

Minority Indicators: A New Era for the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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2211-6117
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Tove H. Malloy * Minority Indicators: A New Era for the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities I. Introduction Piloting indicators for measuring the performance and impact of public policies is increasingly a requirement in international policy making but has only recently entered the European minority rights discourse. Whereas the s were the decade of stand- ard setting, the fi rst decade of the s has seen the minority rights discourse turn its attention to assessing the eff ectiveness of standards. Indicators in this new envi- ronment are particularly important because the ultimate aim of piloting indicators is collective learning and accumulation of knowledge. Although minority indicators are a concept in the making, the ongoing conceptualization of indicators tangential to minority existence by international actors is an important factor in this new proc- ess. Of course, purposes for indicators vary. Indicators on social integration have been conceptualized in the development discourse and in the realm of European Union’s (EU’s) Lisbon Strategy. Th rough such policies as the Open Method of Co-ordination (OMC), EU member states are thus exposed to the need for measuring the social integration of immigrants in Europe. Parallel to this, cultural indicators have been

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European Yearbook of Minority Issues OnlineBrill

Published: Feb 9, 2010

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