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Timeliness of Jakabffy in the 21st century

Author(s): Barna Bodó
Subject(s): Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life
Published by: Scientia Kiadó
Keywords: Jakabffy; Hungarian minority politics; Transylvania;
Summary/Abstract: Elemér Jakabffy was a typical and well-known personality of Hungarianminority politics in Romania/Transylvania between the two world wars. Hemade important contributions both as a politician (as Vice-President of theHungarian National Party) and as a consistent supporter of the fi ght for theprotection of minorities, and, lastly, as the creator of a spiritual workshop on thetheoretical-scientifi c approach to minority problems. Jakabffy is characterizedby an interesting duality. While as a party leader he was not only familiar withbut also a participant in a politics characterized by ups and downs rather thansuccesses, as a researcher and publisher he succeeded in representing a veryparticular viewpoint. His social environment – i.e. the Banat with its multipleethnicities, its potential for modernization and the existing interculturality –and the infl uence of the political school he joined as a follower of István Tiszamade him sensitive and receptive to the ideas of liberalism. He wanted to treatthe minority situation as a legal problem and to fi nd a solution as such, havingno direct partners to join his attempt in Transylvania at that time.

  • Page Range: 105-112
  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2023
  • Language: Hungarian