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Minority Rules: Electoral Systems, Decentralization, and Ethnoregional Party Success

David Lublin

Abstract

When we think of minorities—linguistic, ethnic, religious, regional, or racial—in world politics, conflict is often the first thing that comes to mind. Indeed, discord and tension are the depressing norms in many states across the globe: Iraq, the former Yugoslavia, Sudan, Israel, Sri Lanka, Burma, Rwanda, and many more. But as this book points out in this magisterial survey of minority-based political groups, such parties typically function fairly well within larger polities. The book eschews the usual approach of shining attention on conflict and instead looks at minority group representatio ... More

Keywords: minorities, minority groups, representation, electoral rules, ethnic parties, regional parties, political parties, world politics, ethnoregional parties, decentralization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199948826
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948826.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Lublin, author
American University