Date of Graduation

Fall 2017

Degree

Master of Science in Defense and Strategic Studies

Department

Defense and Strategic Studies

Committee Chair

Andrei Shoumikin

Keywords

Czech Republic, Roma population, European Agenda on Migration, European Migrant Crisis, immigration, Islamophobia, nationalism, populism, xenophobia

Subject Categories

Defense and Security Studies

Abstract

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.

Copyright

© Alana Thi Vorda

Open Access

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