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Roma rights activists and the political establishment: Communication problems and barriers

Year: 2004
Open communication and interaction between political elites and civic society is considered one of the fundamental conditions of a representative, working democracy. Theoretically, this communication ensures that individuals are treated equally, regardless of their race, creed, gender or ethnic origins. This paper examines the existing situation and some of the problems of communication between professional diplomats or politicians on the one side and Roma rights activists on the other.