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Minority rules : electoral systems, decentralization, and ethnoregional party success, David Lublin

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Minority rules : electoral systems, decentralization, and ethnoregional party success
Title
Minority rules
Title remainder
electoral systems, decentralization, and ethnoregional party success
Statement of responsibility
David Lublin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When we think of minorities<U+0127> �linguistic, ethnic, religious, regional, or racial<U+0127> �in world politics, conflict is often the first thing that comes to mind. Indeed, discord and tension are the depressing norms in many states across the globe: Iraq, the former Yugoslavia, Sudan, Israel, Sri Lanka, Burma, Rwanda, and many more. But as David Lublin points out in this magisterial survey of minority-based political groups across the globe, such parties typically function fairly well within larger polities. In Minority Rules, he eschews the usual approach of shining attention on conflict and instead looks at the representation of minority groups in largely peaceful and democratic countries throughout the world, from the tiniest nations in Polynesia to great powers like Russia. Specifically, he examines factors behind the electoral success of ethnic and regional parties and, alternatively, their failure to ever coalesce to explain how peaceful democracies manage relations between different groups. Contrary to theories that emphasize sources of minority discontent that exacerbate ethnic cleavages<U+0127> �for instance, disputes over control of natural resource wealth<U+0127> �Minority Rules demonstrates that electoral rules play a dominant role in explaining not just why ethnic and regional parties perform poorly or well but why one potential ethnic cleavage emerges instead of another. This is important because the emergence of ethnic/regional parties along with the failure to incorporate them meaningfully into political systems has long been associated with ethnic conflict. Therefore, Lublin's findings, which derive from an unprecedentedly rich empirical foundation, have important implications not only for reaching successful settlements to such conflicts but also for preventing violent majority-minority conflicts from ever occurring in the first place.--
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1968-
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Lublin, David
Dewey number
320.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Minorities
  • Regionalism
  • Representative government and representation
Label
Minority rules : electoral systems, decentralization, and ethnoregional party success, David Lublin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Non-ethnic decentralization and multivariate models
  • Majoritarian electoral systems
  • Proportional electoral systems
  • Ni-ni electoral systems
  • Communal lists, reserved seats, and lower thresholds
  • Apportionment and boundary delimitation
  • Electoral rules designed to limit ethnoregional parties
  • Decentralization and ethnoregional parties
  • Ethnic decentralization
Control code
FIEb17587219
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 532 pages
Isbn
9780199948840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881030673
Label
Minority rules : electoral systems, decentralization, and ethnoregional party success, David Lublin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Non-ethnic decentralization and multivariate models
  • Majoritarian electoral systems
  • Proportional electoral systems
  • Ni-ni electoral systems
  • Communal lists, reserved seats, and lower thresholds
  • Apportionment and boundary delimitation
  • Electoral rules designed to limit ethnoregional parties
  • Decentralization and ethnoregional parties
  • Ethnic decentralization
Control code
FIEb17587219
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 532 pages
Isbn
9780199948840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881030673

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