Explaining ethnic mobilisation in post-communist countries

Gherghina, S. and Jiglau, G. (2011) Explaining ethnic mobilisation in post-communist countries. Europe-Asia Studies, 63(1), pp. 49-76. (doi: 10.1080/09668136.2011.534302)

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The complex dynamics of inter-ethnic relations in post-communist countries leads to a puzzle: why do some ethnic minorities mobilise to obtain political representation whereas others do not? We use qualitative comparative analysis to capture complex causal patterns explaining the formation of ethnic parties and to analyse the combined effect of social, economic and political variables. Our article bridges a significant gap in the existing literature that usually focuses on simple explanations for the existence of ethnic parties. The analysis reveals that the political mobilisation of ethnic minorities is explained by institutional elements often underemphasised in existing theories and research.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gherghina, Dr Sergiu
Authors: Gherghina, S., and Jiglau, G.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Europe-Asia Studies
Publisher:Taylor and Francis (Routledge)
ISSN (Online):1465-3427
Published Online:13 January 2011

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