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Institutionalizing Shared Sovereignty: South Tyrol as a Model for India’s North East?


  • Samir Kumar Das



South Tyrol in Italy has been showcased as a model of shared sovereignty with the potential of being ‘exported’ to other parts of the world. The model essentially consists in (a) a realization that the population of South Tyrol is highly multinational comprising the Germans, the Italians and the Ladins – the latter mainly concentrated in the Ladin valley - and (b) they must be represented in the public offices exactly in terms of their respective percentages in the total population in the province and (c) the languages of these three groups will be recognized in education, in public services etc. Can the South Tyrol experience offer useful insights to India's problems in responding to the problem of minorities?

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  • Samir Kumar Das, 2010. "Institutionalizing Shared Sovereignty: South Tyrol as a Model for India’s North East?," Working Papers id:2530, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2530
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    1. Sudhir Anand & Martin Ravallion, 1993. "Human Development in Poor Countries: On the Role of Private Incomes and Public Services," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 7(1), pages 133-150, Winter.
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    South Tyrol; ICSSR Conference; minoritie; North-east India; Political Science;

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