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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

Deliberative Democracy and Multiculturalism  

Monique Deveaux

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Sep 2018
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Oct 2018
Deliberative democracy is widely associated with a public sphere that is more inclusive of cultural and religious minority groups than that established by a model of politics as interest ... More

Deliberative Ideals Across Diverse Cultures  

Jensen Sass

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Sep 2018
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Oct 2018
In the scheme of history, most political deliberation has taken place outside the modern West. But the study of deliberation, however extensive it has become, has largely ignored this ... 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

Ethnicity and Ethnic Conflict  

Ashutosh Varshney

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2009
This article focuses on ethnic conflict and ethnic identity. It begins by differentiating these from nationalism, national identity, and civil wars. It presents a survey of the ... More

Ethnicity and State Transformation in the Global South  

Matthew Lange and Klaus Schlichte

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Jun 2015
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Oct 2014
This chapter considers how ethnic diversity affects state transformations in the Global South. It focuses on the impact of ethnicity on changes in state borders, decentralization, ... More

Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Social Movements  

Diego Muro

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Nov 2015
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Jul 2015
Ethnic and nationalist movements display a wide variety of demands, activities, and goals but they all involve the state. States and governments are pressed to develop policies that ... More

Fair Division  

Steven J. Brams

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2009
This article provides a review of the literature on fair division, which has flourished in recent years. It focuses on three different literatures in the field: the allocation of several ... More

From Borno to Sokoto: Meaning and Muslim Identities in Northern Nigeria  

Murray Last

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Oct 2018
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Nov 2018
Once Muslims took over from Copts the trade to the regions around Lake Chad c.1000 ad, the process of Islamization could begin in Kanem and Borno. The state of Borno by the sixteenth ... More

Indigenous Spheres of Deliberation  

Martin Hébert

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Sep 2018
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Oct 2018
Indigenous peoples’ rights to self-determination and self-government are recognized by several international instances. Deliberation plays a key role in the exercise of these rights, and ... More

Islamic Social Movements and Political Unrest in Nigerian History  

Abimbola Adesoji

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Oct 2018
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Nov 2018
Islamic movements have emerged nationally and globally with diverse ideologies and strategies but with the seemingly common goal of purifying, promoting, defending, or entrenching the ... More

Latino Public Policy Opinions  

Gabriel R. Sanchez, F. Chris Garcia, and Melina Juárez

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Jul 2018
Latinos are playing a growing role in public policy debates not only surrounding immigration, but across several domestic policy domains. This has led to an increased interest in the ... More

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