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The Resource Institutions and ethnic politics in Africa, Daniel N. Posner, (electronic resource)

Institutions and ethnic politics in Africa, Daniel N. Posner, (electronic resource)

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Institutions and ethnic politics in Africa
Title
Institutions and ethnic politics in Africa
Statement of responsibility
Daniel N. Posner
Title variation
Institutions & Ethnic Politics in Africa
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book presents a theory to account for why and when politics revolves around one axis of social cleavage instead of another. It does so by examining the case of Zambia, where people identify themselves either as members of one of the country's seventy-three tribes or as members of one of its four principal language groups. The book accounts for the conditions under which Zambian political competition revolves around tribal differences and under which it revolves around language group differences. Drawing on a simple model of identity choice, it shows that the answer depends on whether the country operates under single-party or multi-party rule. During periods of single-party rule, tribal identities serve as the axis of electoral mobilization and self-identification; during periods of multi-party rule, broader language group identities play this role. The book thus demonstrates how formal institutional rules determine the kinds of social cleavages that matter in politics.--
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Posner, Daniel N
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Political economy of institutions and decisions
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Politics, Practical
  • Zambia
  • Zambia
Label
Institutions and ethnic politics in Africa, Daniel N. Posner, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511808661
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Accounting for the ethnic cleavage structure -- Accounting for ethnic coalition-building choices -- Testing the argument -- Beyond Zambia
Control code
CR9780511808661
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 337 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521541794
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817934279
Label
Institutions and ethnic politics in Africa, Daniel N. Posner, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511808661
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Accounting for the ethnic cleavage structure -- Accounting for ethnic coalition-building choices -- Testing the argument -- Beyond Zambia
Control code
CR9780511808661
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 337 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521541794
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817934279

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