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Politics In The Lifeboat
Immigrants And The American Democratic Order





ISBN 9780367299156
Published May 31, 2021 by Routledge
245 Pages

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As an ethnically heterogeneous but stable democracy, the United States is a puzzle for students of politics. Typically, the literature of democratic theory regards ethnic diversity as disruptive of a democratic polity. However, the United States has so far avoided the system-threatening consequences of heterogeneity experienced by other democratic

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction -- Ethnic Heterogeneity and Stable Democracy -- Immigrants, Consensus, and America -- The Counterthesis: Immigrants Enhance the Political Stability of the United States -- The Politics of Laotian Immigrants -- Conclusion -- Biographical Schedule -- Construction of the Research Project

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Biography

John C. Harles is associate professor of political science at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania.