Unequal Accommodation of Minority Rights

Hungarians in Transylvania

  • Tamás Kiss
  • István Gergő  Székely
  • Tibor Toró
  • Nándor Bárdi
  • István Horváth

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. The Minority Rights Regime and Political Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Tamás Kiss, Tibor Toró, István Gergő Székely
      Pages 71-165
    3. István Horváth, Tibor Toró
      Pages 167-223
  3. Ethnic Parallelism: Political Program and Social Reality—Ethnically and Non-ethnically Integrated Social Fields

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Attila Z. Papp, János Márton, István Gergő Székely, Gergő Barna
      Pages 249-292
    3. Dénes Kiss
      Pages 293-316
    4. Zsombor Csata
      Pages 345-379
  4. Societal and Demographic Macro-processes

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 501-545

About this book


This book provides an in-depth multidisciplinary analysis of the major social and political processes affecting Hungarians in Romania after the overthrow of the Communist regime in 1989. The volume highlights the interdependence between the ethno-political strategies of minority elites and Romania's minority policy regime on the one hand, and social processes such as ethnic boundary making and ethnic stratification on the other.

The chapters combine perspectives from a variety of disciplines including political science and the sociology of ethnic relations, supported by the findings of  a broad array of empirical investigations carried out in Transylvania. It will therefore be of particular interest to scholars and students with a focus on minority politics, ethnic mobilization and nationalism, as well as researchers of ethnic relations, ethnic boundary making, social distances and ethnic inequalities. 



Minority studies ethnic boundary making ethnic stratification Ethno-national communities Ethnic politics Ethni-cultural reproduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Tamás Kiss
    • 1
  • István Gergő  Székely
    • 2
  • Tibor Toró
    • 3
  • Nándor Bárdi
    • 4
  • István Horváth
    • 5
  1. 1.Romanian Institute for Research on National MinoritiesCluj-NapocaRomania
  2. 2.Romanian Institute for Research on National MinoritiesCluj-NapocaRomania
  3. 3.International Relations and European Studies DepartmentSapientia Hungarian University of TransylvaniaCluj-NapocaRomania
  4. 4.Institute for Minority StudiesHungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Social SciencesBudapestHungary
  5. 5.Romanian Institute for Research on National MinoritiesCluj-NapocaRomania

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