Realizing Roma Rights investigates anti-Roma racism and documents a growing Roma-led political movement engaged in building a more inclusive and just Europe. The book brings to the forefront voices of leading and emerging Romani scholars, from established human rights experts to policy and advocacy leaders with deep experience. It offers detailed accounts of anti-Roma racism, political and diplomatic narratives chronicling the development of European and American policy, and critical examination of Roma-related discourse and policies in contemporary Europe. It also investigates the complex role of the European Union as a driver of progressive change and a flawed implementer of fundamental rights. This book will provide a useful source for those interested in the dynamics of contemporary stigma and discrimination, the enduring challenges of mobilizing within severely disempowered communities, and the complexities of regional and transnational human rights mechanisms. Spanning as it does a broad disciplinary range that encompasses law, history, sociology, political theory, critical race theory, human rights, organization theory, and education, this is a useful teaching tool for interdisciplinary courses on human rights, racism and xenophobia, political theory, European studies, and minority issues.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-284) and index.
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Realizing Roma rights : an introduction Part I. The long shadow of anti-Roma discrimination. Roma children and enduring educational exclusion in Italy / Elena Rozzi Toward the recognition of critical race theory in human rights law : Roma women's reproductive rights / Alexandra Opera Part II. The longue durée : the history of Roma policy as an element in U.S. foreign policy. Policy and practice : a case study of U.S. foreign policy regarding the situation of Roma in Europe / Erika Schlager The U.S. Department of State and international efforts to promote the human rights of Roma / David Meyer and Michael Uyehara Part III. Taking stock of European public policy : the impact of Roma inclusion strategies. A critical analysis of Roma policy and praxis : the Romanian case / Margareta Matache and Krista Oehlke Roma policy in Europe : results and challenges / Andrzej Mirga Reconstructing Roma integration in Central and Eastern Europe : addressing the failures of the last quarter century / Kálmán Mizsei Part IV. The enduring challenge of tackling anti-Roma institutional discrimination and popular racism in contemporary Europe : a comparative analysis. Anti-Roma violence, hate speech, and discrimination in the new Europe : Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary / Will Guy The unfulfilled promise of educational opportunity in the United States and Europe : from Brown v. Board to D.H. and beyond / James A. Goldston Part V. Looking forward : the imperative of Roma community mobilization and leadership. Making Roma rights a reality at the local level : a Spanish case study / Teresa Sordé Martí and Fernando Macías Roma mobilization and participation : obstacles and opportunities / Peter Vermeersch Roma in European politics, looking to the future / David Mark.
KJC5144.M56 R435 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press,