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African-American Political Participation  

Tasha S. Philpot and Hanes Walton Jr.

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Aug 2014
This chapter describes the evolution of African-American political participation. Beginning with early findings in Black political participation, it discusses the major paradigm shifts in ... More

America’s New Racial/Ethnic Diversity: Immigration, Intermarriage, and Multicultural Identification in the Twenty-first Century  

Jennifer Lee and Frank D. Bean

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Dec 2014
The United States is more racially/ethnically diverse than at any point in the country’s history as a result of immigration, intermarriage, and multiracial identification. The Latino and ... More

The American State and the Enduring Politics of Race  

Desmond King

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Mar 2016
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May 2016
The most important scholarly finding about the American state is how the politics of race and racial inequality have shaped all aspects of the state’s structure and policy outcomes. The ... More

Citizenship and Race  

Paul Frymer

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Mar 2016
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May 2016
Contrary to a view that sees racism as an aberration within American liberalism or largely outside the broader dynamics of American politics, historical institutional scholars often ... More

The Civil Rights Movement  

Doug McAdam

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Mar 2016
This chapter offers a critical survey of extant scholarship on the civil rights movement. It highlights topics, organizations, and specific figures and campaigns that have been extensively ... More

The Color Line and the State: Race and American Political Development  

Kimberley S. Johnson

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Aug 2016
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Dec 2015
This article examines the ways in which scholars of American political development (APD) have encountered the color line through their research, and the strides they have made in bringing ... More

Comparative Perspectives: Race in Europe  

Terri E. Givens

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Nov 2014
Despite a long history of colonialism, slavery, immigration, and ethnic conflict in Europe, issues of racism and discrimination have only recently gained the attention of policy makers in ... More

Electoral Systems and Ethnic Minority Representation  

David Lublin and Shaun Bowler

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Jun 2018
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Sep 2017
Every democratic process short of unanimity produces opinion minorities. Political divisions along anchored demographic characteristics like language, religion, race, or ethnicity ... More

Ethnic Diversity and Social Trust: A Critical Review of the Literature and Suggestions for a Research Agenda  

Peter Thisted Dinesen and Kim Mannemar Sønderskov

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Mar 2018
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Jul 2017
Due to its wide-ranging implications for social cohesion in diversifying Western countries, the question of the potential negative consequences of ethnic diversity for social trust is ... More

Ethnic Mobilization and Ethnic Violence  

James D. Fearon

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2009
This article studies ethnic mobilization and ethnic violence. It reviews some of the salient empirical patterns that concern cross-national and temporal variation in the politicization of ... More

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