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New Perspectives on European Citizenship: Roma and Minority Rights

Cruickshank, Neil (2011) New Perspectives on European Citizenship: Roma and Minority Rights. [Conference Proceedings]

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    Roma are actively engaged in a process of identity formation and transnational contentious collective action, using (and utilising) EU and European institutions to remedy longstanding grievances and a litany of state-sponsored abuses (inc. coercive sterilization, segregated schooling and social marginalization). Empowered by their newly acquired European Union citizenship, and improved political station at the international, European and local level, Roma activists are working to ensure their citizenship is never again usurped (as has been the case historically). Judicial victories at the European level have helped both to strengthen Roma identity and legitimise their national character. This begs the question: Can a polycentric polity, in this case the EU, accommodate opposing conceptions of citizenship and nationality without undermining its intergovernmental foundation/character?

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    Item Type: Conference Proceedings
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > Third Pillar/JHA/PJCC/AFSJ > European citizenship
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > social policy > discrimination/minorities
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    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2011 (12th), April 23-25, 2011
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2019 16:04
    Number of Pages: 15
    Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 16:04

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