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1st Edition

Ethnicity and Democratisation in the New Europe

Edited By

Karl Cordell

ISBN 9780415173124
Published December 9, 1998 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

A broad-ranging study that explores the complex relationship between ethnicity and democratization, focusing on specific case studies including France, Spain, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Russia, Albania and Hungary. Marrying the empirical and theoretical, the book begins by conceptualizing the nature of ethnicity and relating these ideas to different theories of democracy and democratization. The contributors locate ethnic experiences within a series of common frameworks to shed light on key issues such as:
* the effect of democratization and authoritarian rule on ethnic tensions
* the extent to which ethnicity is constructed as an ideological tool
* whether democracy can only function if all citizens are fully assimilated.



Karl Cordell, University of Plymouth