Roma nation building – from historical and cultural antrophological approach

The author reviews the nearly century long history of Roma self-organisation and examines whether Roma people are able to establish a functioning nation at the beginning of the 21st century – following the East European nation building model described by Miroslav Horch and Emil Niederhauser. Although the author does not want to "question the existence and capabilities of the unified Roma nation" but doubts that Roma people, living at the margins of the European society and partly scattered, will broadly support the idea of a Roma nation and self identity in the near future.

The article is only available in Hungarian.