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dc.contributor.authorJust, Aidaen_US
dc.contributor.editorThompson, W. R.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-24T08:44:09Z
dc.date.available2019-04-24T08:44:09Z
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/50921
dc.description.abstractWhether as a consequence of colonialism or more recent international migration, ethnic diversity has become a prominent feature of many contemporary democracies. Given the importance of ethnicity in structuring people’s identities, scholars have sought to incorporate ethnicity in their models of people’s political behavior. Studies focusing on individual support for group interests among ethnic minority members find that higher socioeconomic status generally leads to a reduced emphasis on ethnicity in forming individual political opinions. However, this relationship is often considerably weaker among ethnic minorities with frequent experiences of discrimination, pessimistic assessments of equal opportunities in a country, and social pressures from group members to comply with group norms. Research also shows that, in comparison to majority populations, members of ethnic minorities are generally less active in politics, more likely to use contentious forms of political action, and support left-wing political parties that promote minority interests. Key explanations of differences between ethnic minorities and majorities in Western democracies focus on the importance of individual and group resources as well as political empowerment via representation in policymaking institutions, usually enabled by higher shares of minority populations within electoral districts.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.relation.ispartofOxford research encyclopedia of politicsen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.238en_US
dc.subjectPolitical behavioren_US
dc.subjectEthnicityen_US
dc.subjectRaceen_US
dc.subjectImmigrantsen_US
dc.subjectPolitical participationen_US
dc.subjectPolitical engagementen_US
dc.subjectPolitical actionen_US
dc.subjectVotingen_US
dc.subjectProtesten_US
dc.subjectPolitical socializationen_US
dc.subjectPolitical empowermenten_US
dc.titleRace, ethnicity, and political behavioren_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science and Public Administrationen_US
dc.citation.spage1en_US
dc.citation.epage24en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.238en_US
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_US
dc.identifier.eisbn9780190228637


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