By M. Waterbury
This publication investigates the connection among states and transborder ethnic teams in jap Europe. It makes use of the case of Hungary, which has long-standing ties to the approximately 3 million ethnic Hungarians in neighboring international locations, to handle why and the way kin-states take motion on behalf in their ethnic diasporas, and the implications of that engagement for local family members and family politics. The booklet argues that it isn't ethnic association, yet elite political pageant inside a newly liberalized post-communist social gathering procedure, including ecu Union integration, that either drives elevated engagement with ethnic relations in a foreign country, and constrains its most threatening types.
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10 The empowerment of minority cultures was seen as a threat to the newly acquired unified political control of the Magyar elite. While the Nationalities Law of 1868 paid lip service to the country’s multiethnic character, the new Hungary was to be a “single political nation; the indivisible Hungarian nation . . ”11 In 1875, the government of Prime Minister Tisza intensified the program of forced Magyarization, closing Slovak and Romanian-language schools and limiting minority cultural activities.
Because of its contradictory nature, invoking kin-state nationalism does not offer elites a large number of votes directly, but it can become an integral part of a winning package of issues and cleavages. Whether or not a particular set of elites can successfully leverage the ethnic kin issue is contingent on the larger economic and political context, and on the strategic choices made by players in an uncertain, yet competitive, political environment. indd 17 9/3/2010 7:46:28 PM 18 ● Between State and Nation new way.
After 2002, a coalition of left-wing parties came to power, and used the opportunity to weaken the Right’s ideological and institutional “ownership” of the diaspora issue. By 2005, the government had embarked on a surprisingly extensive restructuring of the institutions forming the support system for Hungarians beyond the border and instituted a package of new policy initiatives. indd 22 9/3/2010 7:46:29 PM Introduction ● 23 ethnic diaspora shifted to a focus on individual opportunity rather than collective rights, regional economic development instead of targeted cultural subsidies, and depoliticized, centralized institutions for diaspora policy governance to replace the old informal, clientelistic cross-border networks.
Between State and Nation: Diaspora Politics and Kin-state Nationalism in Hungary by M. Waterbury