15. Course unit: Minority Rights and Constitutional History of Central European ethnic Groups in 20th and 21th centuries

Nr. of credits: 5

Course type: lecture, Nr. in the semester: 60

Commitment: examination mark

Place of course in the curriculum: 3rd semester

Preliminary study terms:

Course description:

During the course students will be aquainted with the most important legal documents related to minority protection in Central Europe, furthermore they will have a detailed legal, historical, demographical, sociological, historical, and political knowledge about the region’s interethnic relations. Doing so, students will learn about the basic concepts steming from minority sociology, anthropology, social-psychology and nationalism studies which are necessary for interpretation for interethnic relations. By complying the course students will be able to identify, to understand and interpret social processes regarding national and ethnic minorities, the role of kin-state and everyday practice of nationalising nation state.

3–5 most important obligatory and recommended literature (books, textbooks) with the bibliographical data:

– Obligatory:

Bárdi, NándorFedinec, Csilla – Szarka, László (ed.): Minority Hungarian communities in the twentieth century. Boulder, Atlantic Research and Publications, Inc., 2011. (East European monographs; 774.) (ISBN 978-0-88033-677-2) 503–516. p.

Lantschner, E. – Constantin, S. – Marko, J. (ed.): Practice of Minority Protection in Central Europe. Nomos, Baden, 2012. (ISBN 978-3-8329-6025-4)

Vizi, B. – Lattmann, T. (ed.): International Protection of Human Rights. Budapest, Nemzeti Közszolgálati Egyetem, 2014. 144 p. (ISBN 978-615-5491-42-9)



Kállai, E. (ed.): The Gypsies/The Roma in Hungarian Society. Budapest, Teleki László Alapítvány, 2002. 117 p.

Rechel, B. (ed.): Minority Rights in Central and Eastern Europe. London: Routledge, 2009. 119–134. p. (ISBN:978-0-203-88365-5)

Szarka, L. (ed.): Hungary and the Hungarian minorities: trends in the past and in our time. Boulder: Social Science Monographs – Atlantic Research and Publications, Inc., 2004.(Atlantic Studies in Society on Change, ISSN 1048-4930 / East European monographs, 1083-2890; 122, 657.) (ISBN 0-88033-556-4)

Annual issues of Minority Research and Regio reviews.

Course director: Dr. Papp, Attila Associate Professor, PhD

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