Date Thesis Awarded


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Honors Thesis -- Access Restricted On-Campus Only

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)




Gregor Kranjc

Committee Members

Tuska Benes

Paula M. Pickering


Internal factors created the major impetuses in the drafting and implementation of these policies. This analysis dismisses the belief that twentieth century external pressure has been fundamental in this case. In fact, it seems that the policy drafting of Romanian governments could largely be described as simply reactionary to the historical context. In essence, external factors influenced minority policies in Romania, but did not pressure and thus, did not have a decisive role. By ultimately defining external pressure as exertion of direct constraints or forceful impositions of various treaties and criteria, I finally argue that when it comes to its minorities, Romania was, in fact, able to determine its own fate.

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Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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