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Marta Segarra

contributions to the reflection on “community.” The purpose of this paper is to apply theoretical debate around the common and the community, in relation to “diaspora,” to a concrete case, that of the Roma “community” or “people.” This case study is particularly interesting since, as it will be developed, the

Merja Pentikäinen

Book Review István Pogány, The Roma Café. Human Rights and the Plight of the Romani People, Pluto Press, London 2004. ISBN 0 745320511, viii and 198 pages; index; price 13.99 GBP In recent years the plight of the Roma has received a considerable amount of atten- tion both in the publications of


Transnational Autonomy: Responding to Historical Injustice in the Case of the Saami and Roma Peoples 1 LUKAS H. MEYER * Columbia Law School, New York 1. Introduction Confronted with group conflicts that appear to be motivated and shaped by experiences of historical injustice, sociologists of


Csilla Fedinec and István Csernicskó

quarter of Ungvár, people who are so strongly attached to Hungarians that they are almost “Hungarian in their irredentism.” 99 Recently, both Ukrainian and Russian sources have referred to the wandering Roma (not in Transcarpathia but to the east of it) as “Hungarians” ( Madjari ), without any qualifying

Miroslav Atanasov

the pioneer leader of the Roma Pentecostal movement in France as well as in many other countries around the world. Le Cossec selected young Gypsy men, taught them to read and write, and prepared them for ministry to their own people. Eventually, the French Roma Pentecostal churches were turned over to

János Bársony and Ágnes Daróczi

composing historical constructs that rest on scholarly and scientific foundations? The history of the Roma and the processes of their identity formation bear many similarities to the histories and identity-forming processes of colonized peoples. For centuries, the Roma were citizens who did not enjoy full

Doris Farget

1. Introduction The Roma 1 people are one of the largest minorities of Europe. It has been present across the territory of several European countries since the 14th century. 2 For the most part, the Roma are citizens of the European Union and Council of Europe’s Members States. Their

William Barth

initiativaes to improve conditions for the Roma peoples who live in the states of Europe. The question is timely given the accession of Romania and Bulgaria to the European Union on 1 January 2007. 1 Romania contains the largest concentration of the Roma population in Europe. My article uncovers a schism

Jacqueline S. Gehring

misconceptions people hold about the Roma today. The article then introduces the EU’s efforts to control the migration of the Roma before the accession of new eastern European Member States in 2004 and 2007. The pre-accession policies display both the EU’s commitment to equality for the Roma and the wishes of

William Kurt Barth

This work addresses the question: how has the evolution of a legal regime within the United Nations and regional organisations influenced state behaviour regarding recognition of minority groups? The author assesses the implications of this regime for political theorists’ account of multiculturalism. This research bridges a gap between normative questions in political theory on multiculturalism and the international law on minorities. It does so by means of case studies of legal challenges involving two groups, namely, the Aboriginal peoples of Canada, and the Roma peoples in Europe. The author concludes by discussing the normative implications of the minority regime for helping to resolve conflicts that arise out of state treatment of minority groups.