Round Pegs in Square Holes: Integrating the Romani Community in Hungary

Aidan McGarry

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Abstract

This chapter assesses the impact of three integration components on Roma in Hungary: cultural; socio-economic and political. It argues that Hungary has initiated policies in all three integration components but each has fallen short of the mark in terms of addressing the specific needs and interests of Roma. State integration efforts are focused on the protection of national minorities whose interests are overwhelmingly cultural in nature such as linguistic and educational provisions, and the interests of Roma, which are primarily socio-economic and political in nature, are sidelined. However, through ethnic mobilization Roma have attempted to redress this unsatisfactory situation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMinority Integration in Central Eastern Europe: Between Ethnic Diversity and Equality.
EditorsTimofey Agarin, Brosig Malte
Place of PublicationAmsterdam/New York
PublisherRodopi
ISBN (Print)978-90-420-2733-6
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameOn the boundary of two worlds: identity, freedom, and moral imagination in the Baltics 18

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This chapter appears in an edited volume entitled ‘Minority Integration in Central Eastern Europe: Between Ethnic Diversity and Equality’. It was edited by Timofey Agarin and Malte Brosig and published in 2009 by Rodopi (Amsterdam/New York).

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    McGarry, A. (2009). Round Pegs in Square Holes: Integrating the Romani Community in Hungary. In T. Agarin, & B. Malte (Eds.), Minority Integration in Central Eastern Europe: Between Ethnic Diversity and Equality. (On the boundary of two worlds: identity, freedom, and moral imagination in the Baltics 18). Rodopi. http:/www.rodopi.nl