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Spatial Marginalization of Roma in Bulgaria and Hungary
Spatial Marginalization of Roma in Bulgaria and Hungary

Author(s): Tünde Virág
Subject(s): Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS)
Keywords: spatial marginalization; Roma in Bulgaria and Hungary; policy measures on housing

Summary/Abstract: Based on empirical evidence and document analysis, this paper aims to provide a better understanding and comparison of the differences in the spatial marginalization of Roma in Bulgaria and Hungary. The paper explores the differences between the ghetto, the ethnic neighbourhood, and the deprived neighbourhood, and their combinations and intersections, which enables us to understand the features and mechanism of spatial marginalization of Roma in Bulgaria and Hungary. It also discusses the policy measures on improving the housing situation of Roma during state socialism, the lack of such measures after the transition, and its changing spatial consequences in the two countries. Special attention is paid to the processes of displacement and the growth of informal housing after the transition in both countries, as a result of which the historically different spatial segregation patterns of Roma in Bulgaria and Hungary have been converted along similar lines.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 1-31
  • Page Count: 31
  • Language: English