Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Defense and Strategic Studies
Defense and Strategic Studies
Czech Republic, Roma population, European Agenda on Migration, European Migrant Crisis, immigration, Islamophobia, nationalism, populism, xenophobia
Defense and Security Studies
This thesis examines the respective successes and failures of the Czech experience with integrating Roma and Vietnamese immigrants, and asserts that, given deeply established historical and cultural narratives, and contemporary domestic political considerations as shown in these two previous cases, the Czech Republic is unlikely to effectively assimilate any new surge in Muslim immigration. Developments in the Czech Republic are likely, therefore, to reflect the accelerating populist momentum that is currently sweeping Central and Eastern European states.
© Alana Thi Vorda
Vorda, Alana Thi, "Czech Cultural Identity: Incompatible with Mass Muslim Immigration and Contributes to Rising European Populism" (2017). MSU Graduate Theses. 3222.