Call for Papers: Implications for Social Inclusion of Roma

Inclusion of Roma - European Centre for Minority IssuesThe journal Social Inclusion calls for contributions for an issue on social inclusion of Roma. ECMI represented by Dr Eben Friedman is guest editor of the issue.

A coming issue of Social Inclusion will have the title Talking about Roma: Implications for Social Inclusion. Authors interested in submitting a paper for this special issue are kindly asked to consult the Instructions for Authors of the journal and to send their abstracts by email to Mr. António Vieira on antonio.vieira @ cogitatiopress.com

Abstracts are to be forwarded between 1 and 8 October 2014, while full papers must be forwarded between 26 January and 1 February 2015.

Addressing today’s Roma discourse

Talking about Roma: Implications for Social Inclusion will address various aspects of the relationship between discourses on and the social inclusion of Roma.

The contributions to this special issue must critically examine current public discourses ostensibly aimed at promoting the social inclusion of Roma, attending to the liabilities of these discourses and exploring possible alternatives for avoiding backsliding on human rights commitments.

At present, while official discourse calling for the elimination of Roma – whether through mass killing or by abolishing cultural distinctions – has largely given way to approaches explicitly aimed at inclusion and emphasizing Roma’s rights as individuals and as members of a minority or tying future improvements in the situation of Roma to economic benefits for entire societies, the coexistence of these two types of ostensibly more inclusive approaches is not necessarily an easy one.

Moreover, both are arguably compatible with debates on the possibility and desirability of the social inclusion of Roma.

Roma related titles from European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI), 2011-2014

Vizi, Balázs. 2011, The Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union: Focus on the Neighbourhood and on a European Roma Strategy, Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe 10, no. 1: 123-34.

European Centre for Minority Issues Kosovo. 2012. Minority Communities in the 2011 Kosovo Census Results: Analysis and Recommendations. Prishtina: European Centre for Minority Issues Kosovo.

European Centre for Minority Issues Kosovo. 2012. Segregated Education in Kosovo. Prishtina: European Centre for Minority Issues Kosovo.

European Centre for Minority Issues Kosovo. 2012. Vulnerable and Marginalised Groups in Kosovo: A Legal Handbook. Prishtina: European Centre for Minority Issues Kosovo.

European Centre for Minority Issues Kosovo. 2013. Segregation in Education in the Municipality of Gjakovë/Đakovica. Prishtina: European Centre for Minority Issues Kosovo.

Pancaldi, Valentina. 2013. Promoting the Economic Empowerment of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian Women in Kosovo. Prishtina: European Centre for Minority Issues Kosovo.

Racles, Andreea, Belonging, houses and Roma women from southern Romania. An anthropological approach. Flensburg: European Centre for Minority Issues.

Tremlett, Annabel, and Aidan McGarry. 2013. Challenges Facing Researchers on Roma Minorities in Contemporary Europe: Notes towards a Research Program. Flensburg: European Centre for Minority Issues.

Friedman, Eben. 2013. Education in Member State Submissions under the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies. Flensburg: European Centre for Minority Issues.

Popova, Zora, Roma Inclusion: A Feasible EU Project. Flensburg: European Centre for Minority Issues.

 

ECMI Roma in FocusECMI’s work on and with Roma is described more thoroughly in this booklet.

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