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The Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights
Faculty of Law
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On "Glocal" governance: On the meanings and consequences of the "vernacularization" of Human Rights Concepts

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  • Duration: 13.07.2011 - 31.08.2015
  • Funding: Academy of Finland
  • Researcher: Dr. Reetta Toivanen, Academy Researcher

This research project aims at understanding of how minority rights are vernacularized in municipalities where inhabitants belong to different majority and minority populations. The special interest is to consider the power of transnational networks influencing the local interpretations of international rights discourses. The anthropological field research will be conducted in Inari, Laksev and Lovozero, which are all multiethnic and multilingual municipalities in the Barents Sea area.