Author: Sergiu Mişcoiu
Abstract: In this article we propose to analyze the political structuring and representation of the Roma communities in Romania. To this end, we will give an account of the theories of ethnic minorities’ representation. Then, we are going to analyze the social, economic and cultural premises for the political representation of the Roma minority in Romania. Finally,we intend to prove that the pattern which most expresses the political representation of the Roma population in Romania is the pattern of political precariousness resulting from both the under-representation and false representation of this community.
Keywords: electoral composition, non-territorial distribution, ethnic minorities, political representation, pluralist society