In: Geografický časopis, vol. 55, no. 3
Rok, strany: 2003, 179 - 192
national and ethnic minorities, minority self-governments, Hungary
Despite the ethnic cleansings, deportations, forced assimilation, homogenization and partly due to the economically motivated migrations there is no country in Europe which could be called as ethnic homogeneous. This is particularly true in the case of the small ”nation-states” of the Carpatho-Balkanic region, which also includes Hungary. The Hungarian state taught by the nationalistic mistakes of her history, on the basis of the subsidiarity made possible the formation of the self-government ”councils” of the minorities on the local and national level (Act Nr. LXXVII., 1993). By the beginning of 1998 736, by the beginning of 2003 1843 minority local self-government councils (999 Gipsy-Roma, 340 German, 114 Slovak, 107 Croatian, 44 Rumanian, 43 Serbian, etc.) were formed beside the 3167 local (settlement) self-government councils of Hungary. This paper outlines the Hungarian form of minority protection, revealing in the public administration, the formation, functioning, problems of the minority self-government councils and generally the political activity of the minorities in the frame work of the public administration.
Kocsis, K. 2003. Contributions to the geographical study of minority self-govern-ment in Hungary. In Geografický časopis, vol. 55, no.3, pp. 179-192. ISSN 0016-7193.
Kocsis, K. (2003). Contributions to the geographical study of minority self-govern-ment in Hungary. Geografický časopis, 55(3), 179-192. ISSN 0016-7193.