Challenging power: Equality, Diversity and the Integration of Ethnic and National Minorities in Finland


The aim of research project is to assess minorities’ possibilities for self–identification and political recognition in a comparative perspective. There is a need to clarify what minority integration – and the structures of power sharing it entails – means in the European context. Why is equal access to power not a reality? What are the visible and invisible dimensions of power that prevent certain people from full and equal participation? Why is it that significant fractions of some minority groups do not even seek to become active and participate?
Effective start/end date01/01/200731/12/2010


  • 517 Political science
  • nationalism
  • immigration
  • minorities
  • decision-making
  • 514 Sociology