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Closing the Gap Between Legal and Social Citizenship for Roma People

  • Cristiana GrigoreEmail author
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Abstract

While Roma people are most often legal citizens in their countries, long-term persecution and discrimination has affected their social citizenship: their ability to fully participate as active citizens, their capacity to pursue high-status professions and their choices and rights. This essay integrates personal reflections with a historical and contemporary overview of citizenship rights for Roma, makes recommendations for reducing the gap between their legal and social citizenship, and explores the possibility to redefine the Roma condition in the twenty-first century.

Keywords

Roma Social citizenship Legal citizenship Stigma Low-status minority Representation Transnationalism Globalism Mobility Collective identity 

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© Society for International Development 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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