The Roma are a culture that have survived wars, economic insecurity, discrimination and lack of political power. Describe their political structure as they would define it. Is their structure loosely defined. or is it structured? Compare their political structure to their cultural structure and how they are connected … how does their culture create their political structure? Why do you think their political structure has evolved the way it has?
b. (1.5 pages) Do some research in the links provided, or locate information on the internet to answer the following question: How do the Roma negotiate and navigate their way through the political systems in their host countries? The host countries often have laws and regulations that govern the locations and employment of the Roma. What are some of these laws? Do you think they are fair for the host countries AND the Roma or not? How could some of these laws be changed through advocacy (both by the Roma and other interested parties)?