This Summer, progressive economists lost a great thinker, author, teacher, activist and friend. I have known Prof. John Weeks for nearly three decades, starting with a visit at SOAS, and then an invitation to Budapest. During the post-1989 transition, those who refused to buy into the newly hegemonic neoliberal dogma, found his book Capital and […]
The current EU Roma Framework runs out this year – but despite almost a decade of policy activity, not much improvement has materialised.
The lack of a consistent definition raises the question if European Roma policy is doomed to failure, as its target is not clearly defined.
The EU’s direct involvement with policy specifically directed towards Roma was a response to change political conditions arising from eastward enlargement.
By imagining Roma as a distinct and coherent transnational ethnic minority and policy object, the EU at risk of becoming the stepmother country of an orphan people.
A new instrument of European sovereignty is being invented to enable Europe to better shape and project its future.