Migrating Towards Minority Status: Shifting European Policy Towards Roma
Open Society Institute
Timothy William Waters
Indiana University - Maurer School of Law; Max Planck Institute (International Law)
Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 43, No. 4, pp. 763-785, November 2005
During the 1990s, European policy towards Roma evolved from concern about migration toward rhetoric about rights. In this article we trace that shift across two OSCE reports. Following rhetorical-action models, we show how the EU's commitment to enlargement and "common values" compelled it to elaborate an internal approach to minority protection. Concerns about migration persist, but Europe now has to consider how to integrate Roma as minorities.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 23
Date posted: December 22, 2005