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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

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

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 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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Apr 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 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

Migration and Ethnic Minorities  

Stephen Castles and Carl‐Ulrik Schierup

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2010
This article addresses two categories of people: immigrants and ethnic minorities. It briefly outlines three current research perspectives on ethnic diversity and the welfare state, each ... More

Politics and Mass Immigration  

Gary P. Freeman

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Mar 2006
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Sep 2009
This article analyses the political relevance of mass immigration focusing on migration into Western democracies in the last forty years. It discusses the issues of immigration control and ... More

Population Change, Urbanization, and Political Consolidation  

Jeffrey Herbst

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Mar 2006
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Sep 2009
This article looks into the political implications of population change and urbanization for state consolidation of the historically unprecedented situation that most populations ... More

Population Composition as an Object of Political Struggle  

David I. Kertzer and Dominique Arel

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Mar 2006
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Sep 2009
This article examines the conception of population composition as an object of political struggle. It acknowledges that census holds a powerful sway over political analysts and explains ... More

Race and Racialization  

Zenzele Isoke

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Feb 2016
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Aug 2015
Racialization involves the production and justification of hierarchies of difference through appeals to notions of superiority and inferiority. This chapter considers multiple views of ... More

Race, Ethnicity, and Education Policy  

Jennifer L. Hochschild and Francis X. Shen

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Dec 2014
Persistent white–black disparities in education outcomes, combined with the growing presence of Asian American and especially Latino children, will make race and ethnicity a core element ... More

Race, Ethnicity, Religion  

Courtney Jung

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Mar 2006
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Sep 2009
This article examines the relevance of religion, ethnicity, and race in political analysis. It discusses the relation between political power and constructivism and evaluates the influence ... More

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