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IFF Working Paper Online - Publications of Dr. Mihaela Roxana Prisacariu

The Institute of Federalism has published three further IFF Working Papers, written by Dr. Mihaela Roxana Prisacariu from Romania on «Swiss immigrants’ integration policy as inspiration for the Romanian Roma inclusion strategy», «Roma right to effective participation in public affairs – between soft and hard law» and on «Roma political participation in Romania - from presence to influence». The three papers originate from Dr. Priscariu’s research stay at the Institute of Federalism from March until August 2013 which was financed by a scholarship of SCIEX.

In her first paper on «Swiss immigrants’ integration policy as inspiration for the Romanian Roma inclusion strategy», she highlights the conceptual vagueness, resemblance and difference in the overall social status of Romanian Roma and Immigrants in Switzerland. Furthermore she presents official approaches to integration or inclusion of both countries followed by the conclusion that the Romanian policy on Roma inclusion presumably can be better anchored in the conceptual framework.

In her second paper on «Roma right to effective participation in public affairs – between soft and hard law», Dr. Priscariu analyses if a special Roma right to political participation exists, in which framework, and, if so, how the lack of legal binding force impacts on its effectiveness.

The third paper written by Dr. Priscariu on «Roma political participation in Romania - from presence to influence» evaluates the current situation of Roma participation to public decision in Romania to figure out why Roma presence seems to have little influence on decision-making when comparing to Roma numeric weight in the Romanian nations and to the influence of other minorities as the Hungarians.

IFF Working Paper Online