Romani Politics In Contemporary Europe: Poverty, Ethnic Mobilization, and the Neo-liberal Order

Hardcover | January 15, 2010

EditorNidhi Trehan, Nando Sigona

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This book brings to light existing experiences of Romani political participation in both eastern and western Europe, and contributes to a more nuanced empirical and theoretical understanding of the emerging political space that over 8 million Romani citizens occupy within an expanding European Union.

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This book brings to light existing experiences of Romani political participation in both eastern and western Europe, and contributes to a more nuanced empirical and theoretical understanding of the emerging political space that over 8 million Romani citizens occupy within an expanding European Union.

NIDHI TREHAN is Research Fellow in the School of Public Policy and Political Science, University College London, UK. She has worked in the areas of human rights and social policy development, both as a practitioner and an academic, and has published in the areas of human rights, identity politics, NGOs/social movements and migration, ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 11.25 × 5.65 × 0.98 inPublished:January 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230516629

ISBN - 13:9780230516625

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Table of Contents

Foreword; E.Balibar
Introduction: Romani Politics in Neoliberal Europe;  N.Sigona & N.Trehan
PART I: THE ROMANI POLITICAL SPACE IN EUROPE
EU Initiatives on Roma: Limitations and Ways Forward;  W. Guy
The Romani Subaltern within Neoliberal European Civil Society: NGOization of Human Rights and Silent Voices;  N. Trehan
Beyond Boundaries? Comparing the Construction of the Political Categories 'Gypsies' and 'Roma' before and after EU Enlargement;  K. Simhandl
Romani Political Mobilisation from the First International Romani Union Congress to the European Roma, Sinti and Travellers Forum;  J. Nirenberg
Contentious Politics in Europe: Experiences of Desegregation Policy in Hungary and the Push for an EU-level Strategy on Romani Integration;  N. Trehan in conversation with MEP Viktória Mohácsi
The Limits of Rights-based Discourse in Romani Women's Activism: The Gender Dimension in Romani Politics; A. Kóczé
PART II: DOMESTIC PERSPECTIVES
The Romani Movement in Romania: Institutionalization and (De)mobilization;  I. Rostas
Social Unrest in Slovakia 2004: Romani Reaction to Neoliberal 'Reforms';  M. Marušák & L. Singer
Being Roma Activists in Post-independence Kosovo;  N. Sigona in conversation with Avdula (Dai) Mustafa & Gazmen Salijevic Spanish Gitanos, Romani Migrants and European Roma Identity: (Re)unification or Self-affirmation?;  M. Laparra & A. Macías
New Labour's Policies and their Effectiveness for the Provision of Sites for Gypsies and Travellers in England;  J. Richardson & A. Ryder
The 'Problema Nomadi' vis-à-vis the Political Participation of Roma and Sinti at the Local Level in Italy;  N. Sigona
Conclusion: A 'People's Europe' for Romani Citizens?;  N. Sigona & N. Trehan