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 some readers’ eyes. They trigger a fundamental discussion on the self-image of the roma activists, and the goals they should be pursuing in the future. They sow seeds of doubt as to whether the Roma movement is on the right track, ...
The Price of Roma Integration
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This essay is offered as a contribution to a dialogue of engaged and like-minded individuals, Roma and non-Roma alike. In particular it concerns the future of the integration of this transnational community into a globalised world. As I have been entrusted with the far from easy task of kicking off this dialogue, ...
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 paper is written as a response to the compelling need for a language that goes beyond political correctness and challenges the assumptions of liberal human rights discourse. ...
Integration and the Politicisation of Roma Identity
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András Bíró has initiated this debate on the challenges facing ‘Roma’ people in general, and Roma activists in particular in regard to the ‘future integration of this transnational community into a globalised world’. In this essay, I will respond by focussing on the relationship between Roma identity and politics, ...
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The main purpose of this whole endeavour has been to stimulate dialogue between activists, intellectuals and commentators. Encouraging this dialogue has been in the forefront of the initiators’ minds from the very start. For this reason it was decided to extend the discussion beyond the initial debate ...
Values, Leadership, Power
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These thoughts are a reflection upon the writings of András Bíró, Nicolae Gheorghe and Martin Kovacs. but they are also a response to views expressed during the two days of debate among participants at the workshop. ...
Appendix: Contributors to the Debate
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Publication Year: 2013