Ethnic Politics after Communism / Robert G. Moser, Zoltan Barany.
- Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, 
1 online resource : 18 tables, 2 line figures
- Ethnic conflict -- Europe, Eastern -- Congresses.
Ethnic conflict -- Former Soviet republics -- Congresses.
Post-communism -- Europe, Eastern -- Congresses.
Post-communism -- Former Soviet republics -- Congresses.
- Local subjects:
- Discrimination & Race Relations. (search)
- In English.
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- Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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- The Soviet Union encompassed dozens of nationalities and ethnicities, and in the wake of its collapse, the politics of ethnicity within its former borders and throughout Eastern Europe have undergone tremendous changes. In this book, Zoltan Barany and Robert G. Moser bring together eminent scholars whose theoretically diverse and empirically rich research examines various facets of ethnicity in postcommunist Europe and Eurasia: ethnic identity and culture, mobilization, parties and voting, conflict, and ethnic migration. The contributors consider how ethnic forces have influenced political outcomes that range from voting to violence and protest mobilization to language acquisition. Conversely, each chapter demonstrates that political behavior itself has an impact on the forms and strength of ethnic identity. Thus, ethnicity is deemed to be a contested, malleable, and constructed force rather than a static characteristic inherent in the attributes of groups and individuals with a common religion, race, or national origin.Contributors: Zoltan Barany, University of Texas at Austin; Mark R. Beissinger, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Daniel Chirot, University of Washington; Charles King, Georgetown University; Will Kymlicka, Queen's University; David D. Laitin, Stanford University; Robert G. Moser, University of Texas at Austin; Roger D. Petersen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ronald Grigor Suny, University of Chicago
PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Introduction: Nation-making among the Ruins of Empire / Suny, Ronald Grigor
1. Rethinking Empire in the Wake of Soviet Collapse / Beissinger, Mark R.
2. Culture Shift in a Postcommunist State / Laitin, David D.
3. Ethnic Mobilization in the Postcommunist Context: Albanians in Macedonia and the East European Roma / Barany, Zoltan
4. Ethnicity, Elections, and Party Systems in Postcommunist States / Moser, Robert G.
5. What Provokes Violent Ethnic Conflict? Political Choice in One African and Two Balkan Cases
6. Migration and Ethnic Politics in Eastern Europe and Eurasia / King, Charles
7. National Minorities in Postcommunist Europe: The Role of International Norms and European Integration / Kymlicka, Will
CONCLUSION / Petersen, Roger D.
- Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 20. Sep 2019)
- Barany, Zoltan, editor.
Moser, Robert G., editor.
- Contained In:
- De Gruyter University Press Library.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.7591/9781501720840 doi
- Access Restriction:
- Restricted for use by site license.
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