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A diaszpóra politikai dimenziói
The Political Dimensions of Diaspora

Author(s): Dániel Gazsó
Subject(s): Politics and society, History and theory of political science
Published by: MTA Politikai Tudományi Intézete
Keywords: diaspora engagement practices; kin-state; Central and Eastern Europe; Hungary

Summary/Abstract: The main aim of this paper is to give a general overview of diaspora policies with an emphasis on kin-state activism in Central and Eastern Europe, especially as it relates to Hungary. The fi rst section of the paper examines why and under what circumstances diaspora policies have developed in this part of Europe; as well as whether or not diaspora policies in this region show common characteristics, and if they do, how these commonalities among different kin-states can be justified. The second section of the paper will turn to Hungarian diaspora engagement practices with special regards to the period from 2010 to our present time. I will analyze this expanding political sector at four different levels: (1) at the level of legislation; (2) at the level of decisionmaking bodies and consultative forums; (3) at the level of programs; and (4) at the level of aid policy.

  • Issue Year: XXIX/2020
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 47-68
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Hungarian