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The European Union and the Roma: The Production and Sustainability of Marginalization through Social Policy

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dc.contributor.advisor Dwyer, Leslie K.
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Krystal
dc.creator Thomas, Krystal
dc.date 2014-12-03
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-02T19:19:02Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-02T19:19:02Z
dc.date.issued 2015-02-02
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/9143
dc.description.abstract This dissertation discusses the tension between Roma and non-Roma communities within the EU. The recent news story about potential child abduction by Gypsies in Greece sparked immense interest about the Roma by the international community. The circumstances around the alleged child kidnapping revealed negative stereotypes and prejudices about the Roma community. This study was designed to provide insight into the historical origins of these negative stereotypes and prejudices. Understanding the historical development and significance of these negative stereotypes and prejudices provides clarification to the relationship between Roma and non-Roma communities. Furthermore, this study used these negative social images to understand the current social, economic, and political situations that are impacting the Roma community. The research question is how is the Roma identity socially constructed within the EU. The methods consisted of textual analysis and analyzed the history of antigypsyism, EU perspective in regards to the Roma, and news and social media about the Roma community.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject social identity en_US
dc.subject social policy en_US
dc.subject European Union en_US
dc.subject marginalization en_US
dc.subject conflict en_US
dc.title The European Union and the Roma: The Production and Sustainability of Marginalization through Social Policy en_US
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Conflict Analysis and Resolution en
thesis.degree.discipline Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en
thesis.degree.grantor University of Malta en


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