Introduction: Unequal Accommodation, Ethnic Parallelism, and Increasing Marginality

  • Tamás Kiss
Part of the Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series book series ( CAL)


The introduction outlines the conceptual framework, the levels of analysis, and the main arguments of the volume. The core concept of the book is minority political agency, which has two complementary dimensions: political claim-making and community organizing. While interethnic bargaining is central to the former, for the latter the idea of ethnic parallelism is of key importance at both the discursive and institutional level. The chapters of the volume are grouped into three broad parts, according to their level of analysis. The first three chapters discuss macro-level phenomena, the next five focus on the meso-level (the institutional network providing the backbone of a Hungarian societal pillar), and the last three deal with the consequences of the interplay of the macro- and meso-level on micro-level phenomena.


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  • Tamás Kiss
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  1. 1.Romanian Institute for Research on National MinoritiesCluj-NapocaRomania

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