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Institutions and Ethnic Politics in Africa

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ISBN-10: 0521833981

ISBN-13: 9780521833981

Edition: 2004

Authors: Daniel N. Posner, Randall Calvert, Thrainn Eggertsson

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Presenting a theory to explain how politics revolves around one axis of social cleavage instead of another, Daniel Posner examines 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. Drawing on a simple model of identity choice, Posner demonstrates that the answer depends on whether the country is operating under single-party or multi-party rule, thus revealing how formal institutional rules determine the social cleavages that matter.
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Book details

List price: $79.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/13/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 360
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298

Daniel N. Posner is Assistant Professor of Political Science at UCLA. His research focuses on ethnic politics, regime change, and the political economy of development in Africa. He has published articles in numerous journals including the American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, and the British Journal of Political Science. He has received grants or fellowships from the Russell Sage Foundation, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, and the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. He has been a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and is currently a Carnegie Scholar of the Carnegie Corporation of New…    

Introduction: Institutions and Ethnic Politics
Accounting for the Ethnic Cleavage Structure Introduction to Part I
Accounting for Zambia's Ethnic Cleavage Structure I: The Emergence of Tribal Identities in Colonial Northern Rhodesia
Accounting for Zambia's Ethnic Cleavage Structure II: The Emergence of Language Group Identities in Colonial Northern Rhodesia
Accounting for Ethnic Coalition-Building Choices Introduction to Part II
Ethnicity and Ethnic Politics in Zambia
Explaining Changing Patterns of Ethnic Politics: A Model of Political Institutions and Ethnic Cleavage Outcomes
Testing the Argument Introduction to Part III
Competing Explanations
Ethnic Campaigning: Testing the Observable Implications of the Argument for Elite Behavior
Ethnic Voting: Testing the Observable Implications of the Argument for Mass Behavior
Beyond Zambia Introduction to Part IV
Regime Change and Ethnic Politics in Africa
Beyond Regime Change, Beyond Africa
Native Authorities and Tribal Identifications
Survey and Focus Group Methodologies
Tribal Affiliations of Parliamentary Candidates
Tribal Demographics of Electoral Constituencies