Balázs Dobos

Balázs Dobos
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Scientific Secretary

Senior Research Fellow (MTA TK KI)
Research Interests
  • Ethnicity and politics, the participation and representation of the minorities in the public life, decision-making processes in minority policy
  • Non-territorial minority autonomies in Europe
  • The modern history of the minorities living in Hungary, the 1993 and 2011 minority law s, the system of minority self-governments, the elections of minority self-governments, minority rights in Hungary
  • Roma political parties in Hungary




Selected Publications
  • Dobos Balázs: Between Importing and Exporting Minority Rights: The Minority Self-Governments in Hungary. In: Salat Levente, Constantin Sergiu, Osipov Alexander, Székely István Gergő (szerk.): Autonomy Arrangements around the World: A Collection of Well and Lesser Known Cases. Cluj-Napoca: The Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities, 2014. pp. 275-298. (ISBN:978-606-8377-30-8)
  • Dobos Balázs: The Role of Elections in Minority Contexts: The Hungarian Case. In: Nimni Ephraim, Osipov Alexander, Smith David J (szerk.): The Challenge of Non-Territorial Autonomy: Theory and Practice. Oxford: Peter Lang Academic Publishers, 2013. pp. 163-180. (ISBN:978-3-0343-1714-6)
  • Dobos Balázs: Roma political parties in Hungary after 1989. In: Dácz Enikő (szerk.): Minderheitenfragen in Ungarn und in den Nachbarländern im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2013. pp. 279-291. (Andrássy Studien zur Europaforschung; 8.) (ISBN:978-3-8487-0779-9)
  • Dobos Balázs: A kisebbség joga: Kisebbségi törvénykezés Magyarországon (1988-2006). Budapest: Argumentum - MTA Etnikai-nemzeti Kisebbségkutató Intézete, 2011. 269 p. (ISBN:978-963-446-642-0)
  • Dobos Balázs: The Development and Functioning of Cultural Autonomy in Hungary. ETHNOPOLITICS 6:(3) pp. 451-469. (2007)
Research Projects

“The Internal Dynamics of Non-Territorial Autonomy Regimes in Central and South-eastern Europe: a Five-Country Comparison” (Postdoctoral OTKA grant, 2015-2018)

“Ethnopolitical mobilization and Roma parties in Hungary and in East Central Europe” (János Bolyai Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2012-2015)

The comparative analysis of the legal status of minorities in Central Europe