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Between Past and Future

The Roma of Central and Eastern Europe



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Between Past and Future: The Roma of Central and Eastern Europe
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Part One is an overall survey covering the historical background, the Communist and post-Communist periods, Romani refugees - the international dimension, Romani nationalism, the role of NGOs and education - the future for the Roma. Part Two consists of separate chapters on the countries in the region to allow comparisons to be made and conclusions drawn. The "contributors" include Romani scholars such as Nicolae Gheorghe, Ian Hancock and Valdemar Kalinin and specialists such as Thomas Acton, Alaina Lemon, Michael Stewart and Donald Kenrick.

Table of Contents

Foreword Ian Hancock Acknowledgments Introduction Will Guy PART ONE: 'A TRULY EUROPEAN PEOPLE': THEMES AND ISSUES Chapter 1 Romani Identity and Post-Communist Policy Will Guy Chapter 2 Historical and Ethnographic Background: Gypsies, Roma, Sinti Elena Marushiakova and Vesselin Popov Chapter 3 Citizens of the World and Nowhere: Minority, Ethnic and Human Rights for Roma Nicolae Gheorghe and Thomas Acton Chapter 4 Communist Roma Policy 1945-1989 as seen through the Hungarian case Michael Stewart Chapter 5 The Emergence of European Roma Policy Martin Kovats Chapter 6 Romani Refugees: the EU Dimension M?ta Castle-Kanerov? Chapter 7 In the Name of the Roma? The Role of Private Foundations and NGOs Nidhi Trehan PART TWO: THE FIFTH WORLD ROMANI CONGRESS AND THE IRU Chapter 8 The International Romani Union: an East European answer to West European questions? Thomas Acton and Ilona Kl?mov? PART THREE: DIVERSITY IN ROMANI EXPERIENCE: COUNTRIES OF THE REGION Chapter 9 Russia: Politics of Performance Alaina Lemon Chapter 10 The Baltics, Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova: Life in the Former USSR Valdemar Kalinin and Christina Kalinina Chapter 11 Poland: The Clash of Tradition and Modernity Chapter 12 Germany and Austria: The 'Mauer im Kopf' or Virtual Wall Susan Tebbutt Chapter 13 The Czech lands and Slovakia: Another False Dawn? Will Guy Chapter 14 Hungary: Politics, Difference and Equality Martin Kovats Chapter 15 Romania: Representations, Public Policies and Political Projects L?szlo Foszto and Viorel Marian Anastasoaie Chapter 16 Bulgaria: Ethnic Diversity but a Common Struggle for Equality Elena Marushiakova and Vesselin Popov Chapter 17 Albania: Awakening from a Long Sleep Tracy Koci Chapter 18 Former Yugoslavia: A Patchwork of Destinies Donald Kenrick Notes on contributors
Release date NZ
July 24th, 2001
Edited by Will Guy
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations, ports.
University of Hertfordshire Press
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