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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

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

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

Multiculturalism and Liberalism  

Juliet Hooker

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Nov 2015
This chapter examines the debate about multiculturalism in political theory. It traces the emergence of a philosophical literature to justify policies enacted by contemporary liberal ... More

Race, Class, and Politics in the Black Community  

Mary Pattillo

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Nov 2015
Class is an underdeveloped concept in both formal and informal U.S. political discourse. There is little historical or sustained popular discourse on elites, workers, the bourgeoisie, or ... More

The “Liberal Tradition” and American Racism  

Rogers M. Smith

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Oct 2016
In 1955, Louis Hartz argued that the United States had been founded as a “liberal society” which unconsciously embraced the precepts of John Locke, in ways that dominated all other ... More

Trust and Minority Groups  

Rima Wilkes and Cary Wu

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Mar 2018
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May 2017
In this chapter we consider the patterns of social and political trust on the basis of ethnoracial identification. Concerning social trust, the vast majority of individuals in ethnoracial ... More

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