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Palgrave Studies in Citizenship Transitions

Extra-Territorial Ethnic Politics, Discourses and Identities in Hungary

Authors: Pogonyi, Szabolcs

  • Goes beyond the mostly institutional/legal analysis dominant in the study of citizenship
  • Offers a comprehensive overview of citizenship debates in postcommunist Central and Eastern Europe
  • Examines the bottom-up impact of nationalist discourses and policies on the nationhood conceptions of Hungarians living outside the country
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About this book

This book explores the causes and consequences of the discursive and legal construction of the Hungarian transborder nation through the institutionalization of non-resident citizenship and voting. Through the in-depth analysis of Hungarian transborder and diaspora politics, this book investigates how the political engagement of non-resident Hungarians impacts inter- and intra-state ethnic relations. In addition, the research also explores how institutional changes and shifting discursive strategies reify and redefine ethnic belonging narratives and the self-perception of Hungarians living outside the country. The research uses a multidisciplinary qualitative methodology which includes institutional (historical, rational choice and sociological) analysis, discourse analysis as well as interpretive methods. Through the inventive application of multiple methodologies, the book goes beyond the mostly institutional/legal analysis dominant in the study of citizenship.

About the authors

Szabolcs Pogonyi is Associate Professor in the Nationalism Studies Program at Central European University. His current research focuses on diasporic nation building, transborder minorities, non-resident citizenship and external voting. 

Reviews

“Pogonyi’s book is not only the most comprehensive and best analysis of Hungary’s rather unique extraterritorial citizenship policies, it contributes also significantly to a more general understanding of the political dynamics of diaspora politics in Central and Eastern Europe and their impact on kin minorities. A must-read not only for those interested in the region, but also for all scholars of transnationalism and diaspora studies.” (Rainer Bauböck, Professor of Social and Political Theory, European University Institute, Italy)

“The extension of citizenship privileges to co-ethnics abroad is one of the most striking trends in contemporary citizenship. There is no better compass for this than Szabolcs Pogonyi`s impressive first book in English. Pogonyi shows how Hungarian populists used the process to build `illiberal` democracy at home.” (Christian Joppke, Executive Director and Professor of General Sociology, University of Bern, Switzerland)

“Pogonyi’s book is a masterful study of Hungary’s extraterritorial citizenship policies.  Combining theoretical depth with nuanced comparative empirical analysis, the book provides a compelling explanation for why Hungary has developed arguably the most activist strategy of transborder nation-building in Central and Eastern Europe.  It also offers the first comparative account of how a kin-citizenship project impacts the identity-formation and democratic claim-making potential of transborder minorities in their home states.  A must-read for scholars and policy-practitioners alike.” (Zsuzsa Csergő, Associate Professor of Political Studies, Queen’s University, Canada)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Extraterritorial Citizenship and Nation-Building in Postcommunist Hungary

    Pogonyi, Szabolcs

    Pages 1-8

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  • Citizenship and Nation-Building in Postcommunist Central and Eastern Europe

    Pogonyi, Szabolcs

    Pages 9-47

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  • Kin-Citizenship in the Contemporary European Context

    Pogonyi, Szabolcs

    Pages 49-71

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  • National Reunification Beyond Borders: Diaspora Politics in Hungary Since 2010

    Pogonyi, Szabolcs

    Pages 73-123

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  • Transborder Nation-Building and Diaspora Identities

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    Pages 125-185

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Buy this book

eBook 95,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-52467-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 123,04 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-52466-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Extra-Territorial Ethnic Politics, Discourses and Identities in Hungary
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Citizenship Transitions
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-52467-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-52467-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-52466-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 200
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations
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