From Victimhood to Citizenship
The Path of Roma Integration
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: Central European University Press
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...the three essays we are presenting here for discussion may prove contentious in somereaders’ eyes. they trigger a fundamental discussion on the self-image of the romaactivists, and the goals they should be pursuing in the future. they sow seeds of doubtas to whether the roma movement is on the right track, and they are doing this, more-over, at a time when the eu commission, the eu member states are tasked with...
The price of roma integration
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...this essay is offered as a contribution to a dialogue of engaged and like-minded indi-viduals, roma and non-roma alike. in particular it concerns the future of the integra-tion of this transnational community into a globalised world. As i have been entrustedwith the far from easy task of kicking off this dialogue, i feel an obligation to state mybiases at the outset, with the proviso that the conclusions i may have reached are nothing...
Choices to be made and prices to be paid: potential roles and consequences in roma activism and policy-making
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...the time has come to suggest some serious changes in roma civil society. this paperis written as a response to the compelling need for a language that goes beyond politi-cal correctness and challenges the assumptions of liberal human rights discourse.recent polemics over roma integration are mingled with a reluctance to address‘touchy’ or ‘risky’ issues – sometimes even ‘taboos’ – by those who strive to defend the...
Integration and the politicisation of roma identity
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András Bíró has initiated this debate on the challenges facing ‘roma’ people in gen-eral, and roma activists in particular in regard to the ‘future integration of thistransnational community into a globalised world’. in this essay, i will respond byfocussing on the relationship between roma identity and politics, the nature andimplications of the weaknesses of roma as a new political identity. ...
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...the main purpose of this whole endeavour has been to stimulate dialogue betweenactivists, intellectuals and commentators. encouraging this dialogue has been in theforefront of the initiators’ minds from the very start. For this reason it was decided toextend the discussion beyond the initial debate between the authors of the three essaysthrough the medium of print as far as possible. Consequently a number of activists and...
Values, leadership, power
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...these thoughts are a reflection upon the writings of andrás bíró, nicolae Gheorgheand Martin kovacs. but they are also a response to views expressed during the twothe authors who initiated the interactive creation of this book have put forwardinsightful and challenging views. Like andrás bíró, in his preface to the edited accountof the workshop discussions, I do not see the purpose of this book as producing a...
Appendix: contributors to the debate
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T. +49 (0) 6201 2 559 661 • F. +49 (0) 6201 18 29 60 • firstname.lastname@example.org This book is intended as an invitation and a challenge to all con-cerned with the situation of roma to discuss crucial issues in orderto clarify key concepts. ideally such critical reflection will lead to theformulation and adoption of more effective strategies for resolving the...
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Publication Year: 2013