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Hungarian regime changes and Hungarians across the border

Author(s): Barna Bodó
Subject(s): Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life
Published by: Scientia Kiadó
Keywords: Central and Eastern Europe; Polish diaspora; Hungarian communities beyond the borders;
Summary/Abstract: In Central and Eastern Europe, state borders do not overlap with the borders between different ethnic communities: significant minority communities live on the territory of other, usually neighboring states. The policies of these states regarding ethnic communities outside the country differ considerably. Even at the conceptual level, a univocal approach was not reached. The Romanian strategy regarding Romanians everywhere identifies the problem but does not reach the formulation of public policies in this regard. The similar German institution is called Beauftragter der Bundesregierung für Aussiedlerfragen und nationale Minderheiten, so the repatriation of Germans and the issue of minorities are included in a common framework. In Poland the issue of Poles from neighboring countries does not seem to be an important issue, their policy is about the Polish diaspora. The present study presents the evolution of the Hungarian policy regarding the Hungarian communities beyond the country's borders: the conceptual approach and the institutional framework created in this regard.

  • Page Range: 71-86
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2023
  • Language: Hungarian