By M. Waterbury
This booklet investigates the connection among states and transborder ethnic teams in japanese Europe. It makes use of the case of Hungary, which has long-standing ties to the approximately 3 million ethnic Hungarians in neighboring nations, to deal with why and the way kin-states take motion on behalf in their ethnic diasporas, and the results of that engagement for neighborhood family members and family politics. The ebook argues that it isn't ethnic association, yet elite political festival inside of a newly liberalized post-communist occasion procedure, including eu Union integration, that either drives elevated engagement with ethnic relatives in a foreign country, and constrains its most threatening varieties.
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The Right, therefore, has pushed more to provide members of the diaspora leadership access to the policymaking process, both formally through consultative bodies and informally through coordinated media events and statements. Right-wing governments have also played a larger role in attempting to shape the political organization of the ethnic Hungarian communities by supporting allies in leadership struggles and helping to create new organizations to rival existing groups and parties. The Left, on the other hand, tends to have less vocal support from across the border.
In order to solve the puzzles presented by the case of Hungary, we must uncover the factors that shaped how Hungary chose to define its relationship with its external kin in neighboring countries at different points in time. First, we need to determine the motives behind Hungary’s kin-state engagement. What explains the resonance and political utility of kin-state nationalism in Hungarian domestic politics? Second, we have to understand why Hungary’s often nationalist rhetoric did not translate into more extreme actions on behalf of its ethnic kin or into sustained political support for an increase in Hungary’s kin-state engagement.
In the post-irredentist paradigm it is the networks themselves—not just a vague feeling of solidarity and kinship— that provide the resources pursued by active kin-states. These diaspora resources can then be used for a wide variety of purposes, from undermining the state-building projects of neighboring states, to strengthening state and nation-building projects in the kin-state, to bolstering the organizational capacities of political parties. The case of Hungary also helps provide a more complete account of the effects of EU integration on kin-state policies in Eastern Europe.