Political analysis of Hungary’s minority policy. The case of the Minority Law

In progress
Project manager:: Balázs Dobos
Research period:: 2006- continuous


The research focuses on how the development of a legal and institutional framework for the minorities is the result of a political process. It looks at the identity and attributes of the various actors in this process. What are their interests and how much influence do they have? What are their theoretical and practical ideas with regard to certain issues and how do they influence decision-making? Emphasis is laid on presenting and analysing how the interests of the various groups – through their effective participation – were realised inHungary’s minority legislation of 1993 and 2005. According to the research hypothesis, in the cases under investigation, the ability of the minorities in Hungary to realise their interests was low to moderate.