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Issue 1/2001
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JEMIE - Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe is a peer-reviewed electronic journal edited under the auspices of the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI). JEMIE is a multi-disciplinary journal, which addresses minority issues across a broad range of studies, such as ethnopolitics, democratization, conflict management, good governance, participation, minority issues and minority rights. It is devoted to analysing current developments in minority-majority relations in the wider Europe, and stimulating further debate amongst academics, students and practitioners on issues of instability and integration that are hampering democratic development in Europe - both East and West.

Special Issue - Romani Political Participation in Central and Eastern Europe

Throughout the 1990s the issue of Roma and Sinti minorities has steadily gained currency both in the academic and international community. In Central and Eastern Europe, different types of approaches have recently been adopted towards the establishment of multi-layered structures for political participation of the Roma and Sinti communities. But whose interests are being addressed and what is the role of academic study of this timely issue?The contributions to this first Special Focus seek to answer these questions and generate further debate on evolving Roma policy.The Editors encourage commentary especially from younger academics and practitioners who may wish to contribute to this ongoing discussion.


Romani Electoral Politics and Behaviour
Zoltan Barany 
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Patterns of Discrimination, Grievances and Political Activity Among Europe's Roma: A Cross-Sectional Analysis
Jonathan Fox
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The Political Significance of the First National Gypsy Minority Self-Government (Országos Cigány Kisebbségi Önkormányzat)
Martin Kovats
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The Limits of the State: Political Participation and Representation of Roma in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia
Eva Sobotka
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Advocacy Networks and Romani Politics in Central and Eastern Europe
Peter Vermeersch
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Problems of Intellectual and Political Accountability in Respect of Emerging European Roma Policy
Martin Kovats
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