The Taiwan Research Center in Slovenia is pleased to announce the publication of an academic monograph on the minority situation in Taiwan and Slovenia respectively and to invite scholars of both countries to submit their academic articles for this monograph, entitled Minorities in Taiwan and Slovenia: Problems and Solutions”.

In recent years, we could witness an increasing economic, academic and political cooperation between Taiwan (R.O.C.) and Republic Slovenia. The monograph will be published in order to accelerate this fruitful exchange and to introduce some specific issues, concerning the social and political structures of both countries. Since it is not coincidental that a well-defined interest in tackling issues affecting minorities has emerged in recent years, the main goal of the monograph is to clarify specific minority problems and their possible solutions. A dialogue in this field could namely not only contribute to the establishment of more effective policies in this social field, but also help to clarify some most reasonable criteria for the promotion and protection of human rights, sustainable human development, peace and security in both countries.

Therefore, we are calling for submission of academic papers and articles on the following topics and categories:

  • the legitimate interests of national or ethnic, religious and linguistic groups
  • problems of realization of minority rights
  • power differences among various social groups
  • analyses and interpretations of the specific minority situations in Taiwan and Slovenia
  • minority definitions (concerning different social groups that does not constitute a politically dominant voting majority of the total population of a given society)
  • the execution of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities
  • basic materials in the organization of future training activities for the purposes of empowering minority communities
  • national and local policies, appropriate to the needs of minority communities
  • definitions and interpretations of cultural diversity
  • policies that take race, ethnicity, or gender into consideration in an attempt to promote equal opportunity or increase ethnic diversity
  • methods of affirmative and positive action
  • employment, education, public contracting and health programs
  • prospects of maximization of diversity in all levels of society, along with presumed benefits
  • the redress of perceived disadvantages due to overt, institutional or involuntary discrimination
  • targeted advertising campaigns to encourage ethnic minority candidates to join the political structures

Please, send your proposals (in either English or Chinese) to: Prof. dr. Jana S. Rošker ( or Assist. dr. Saša Istenič (