Publication details

Maďarská menšina na Slovensku. Pokus o aplikaci vybraných teorií nacionalismu

Title in English The Hungarian Minority in Slovakia. An Application of Selected Theories of Nationalism


Year of publication 2002
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Středoevropské politické studie
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Field Political sciences
Keywords Slovakia; Nationalism; Hungarian Minority; Theories of Nationalism; Constructivism
Description The article represents an application of three contemporary theories of nationalism. Constructivist approaches of Rogers Brubaker, Jack Snyder and Pavel Barša, which reject the traditional "historicist" approach to the phenomenon of nationalism (S. Huntington), are applied to the specific case of the Hungarian minority in Slovakia. The author concludes that the given case more or less confirms constructivist theories, although several findings, which are commented upon, do not completely fit into the picture.