The dominant identity paradigms in Romania present a more unitary identity structure of ethnic groups in the region than reality would suggest. Therefore, regional differences and cleavages are covered up, which could become elements of political mobilizaton and could successfully challenge the boundary construction mechanisms characteristic to current majority or minority identity discourse.
The goal of the Bálványos Institute is the professional and objective analysis of regional cleavages that could reinterpret Hungarian-Romanian relations based on a new national identification. In the case of benefiting adequate support, this may strengthen the claim-making potential and aspirations of the Hungarian community in Romania as well.
Conduction period: January 2019 – Short presentation of the research…