Roads to Nowhere: European Policies for Social Inclusion of Roma Cover Image

Пътища за никъде: eвропейски политики за социално включване на ромите
Roads to Nowhere: European Policies for Social Inclusion of Roma

Author(s): Elena Marushiakova, Veselin Popov
Subject(s): History, Social Sciences, Customs / Folklore, Marxist economics, Human Geography, Regional Geography, Ethnohistory, Oral history, Political history, Social history, Modern Age, Recent History (1900 till today), Theology and Religion, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Social psychology and group interaction, Social Theory, Family and social welfare, Demography and human biology, Nationalism Studies, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Globalization, Socio-Economic Research, Politics of History/Memory, Politics and Identity, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: Gypsies/Roma;integration;socialism;European policies;exoticisation;marginalization;social engineering

Summary/Abstract: In the last years, the “Roma topic” attracts an increasing interest and takes a fopemost place in the public sphere of united Europe; hence, the Roma policies become a significant challenge on national and European level. Before analyzing the contemporary political discourses about the integration and the social inclusion of Roma, however, it is obligatory to know very well the previously existing state policies toward the Gypsies from the time of their arrival in Europe in the Middle Ages until today. Since a great number of the Roma population continues to live in the countries of Eastern Europe, the policies of the states which formed the “socialist camp” after World War II are very important. The analysis of the existing main political discourses about the Gypsies/Roma (and mostly of their results) should be the basis for the analysis of the contemporary national and European discourses about the Roma policies. Based on this, the achievements and the failures of those policies may find explanation and some prognoses about their results (or the lack of such) could be made.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 163-189
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: Bulgarian