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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

Anthropological Perspectives on Superdiversity: Complexity, Difference, Sameness, and Mixing  

Mette Louise Berg

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Apr 2022
This chapter discusses anthropological perspectives on superdiversity and includes reflections on why anthropology as a discipline has been reluctant to engage with the term. Superdiversity ... More

Capturing Superdiversity in Official Data: How the Decennial Censuses in Britain Are Responding  

Peter J. Aspinall

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Apr 2022
This chapter discusses the capture of superdiversity in one particular set of official data, that is, the recent decennial censuses. First, it provides a review of how superdiversity ... 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

Citizenship and Statelessness through a Superdiversity Lens  

Julija Sardelić

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May 2022
This chapter investigates citizenship and statelessness through the lens of superdiversity. Earlier scholarly literature defined citizenship as a legal status, which is a predisposition for ... 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 wider ... More

Diversity Machines: Urban Popular Economies and Territories of Operation  

AbdouMaliq Simone

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May 2022
The chapter posits urban popular economy as a multidimensional process that identifies and assembles diverse facets of the urban environment—laws, policies, buildings, spatial uses, ... 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 challenge ... 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 explanations ... 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 stretch ... More

Ethnographies of Superdiversity  

Susanne Wessendorf

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Mar 2022
This chapter discusses the historical emergence of ethnographies of superdiversity and the kinds of methods such ethnographies use. It provides an overview of social scientific scholarship ... More

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