What is it about?

This study shows how environmental and social disadvantage in the lives of segregated urban Roma are closely interrelated and multi-scalar.

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Why is it important?

The study is important because it is revealed that spatial segregation cannot be analytically separated from social and environmental factors that marginalize and disempower this vulnerable community, and that a multi-scalar approach is necessary to capture the ways in which stigmatization acts both within the affected community, and at the levels of local policy, national policy, and wider culture.

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We call for a comprehensive raft of policy measures to tackle Roma stigmatization, and for a continuous process of reflection on the moral and practical problems associated with participation in a context where power differentials still dominate.

Dr Remus Cretan
west university of Timisoara

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This page is a summary of: Socio-environmental justice, participatory development, and empowerment of segregated urban Roma: Lessons from Szeged, Hungary, Cities, November 2018, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2018.11.013.
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