The Hungarian Minority of Transylvania

A First Assessment of the Transition Period 1990-2007

by Nicolas Franckx Ph.D. (Author)
©2012 Monographs 152 Pages


The Hungarian Minority of Transylvania gives an overview of the Hungarian minority’s situation between the end of Communism and Romania’s entry into the EU. In the historical foreword, the author sets the scenes while re-creating the dialectic relation between both nations. The author also provides a theoretical background on minority rights, with the goal to define to which minority sub-category belongs the Hungarian minority of Romania. The third section of the study reviews the minority rights legislation in force in Romania in 1990-2007 (international texts, bilateral treaties, Romanian legislation). The last chapter presents an overview of the situation in the field, using reports by international human rights organisations, local NGOs and civil rights activists.


ISBN (Softcover)
Minority rights Hungarian-Romanian bilateral relations Nationalism Post-communist Romania Minority rights legislation
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2012. 152 pp., num. fig. and tables

Biographical notes

Nicolas Franckx Ph.D. (Author)

Nicolas Franckx was born in Brussels, where he studied English and Russian to become a translator. He then worked for two years as a French language and Belgian culture lecturer at Masaryk University, in Brno (Czech Republic), and later on embarked on a MA programme of territorial studies at Charles University in Prague. He seized the opportunity of his five-year stay in the Czech Republic to travel extensively in Central Europe, with a focus on Hungary and Romania. These numerous trips arouse his interest for the Hungarian and Romanian language and culture, an interest still increased by the latent conflict of these two nations isolated amidst the predominantly Slavic Central and Eastern Europe. This book is derived from his MA thesis on this subject.


Title: The Hungarian Minority of Transylvania