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The Resource Ethnic struggle, coexistence, and democratization in Eastern Europe, Sherrill Stroschein

Ethnic struggle, coexistence, and democratization in Eastern Europe, Sherrill Stroschein

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Ethnic struggle, coexistence, and democratization in Eastern Europe
Title
Ethnic struggle, coexistence, and democratization in Eastern Europe
Statement of responsibility
Sherrill Stroschein
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book argues that protest by ethnic Hungarians in Romania and Slovakia brought about policy changes and integrated Hungarian minorities into the democratic process. Ethnic protest allowed groups to learn about the nature and limits of each other's claims, facilitating new democratic institutions"--
  • "In societies divided on ethnic and religious lines, problems of democracy are magnified, particularly where groups are mobilized into parties. With the principle of majority rule, minorities should be less willing to endorse democratic institutions where their parties persistently lose elections. While such problems should also hamper transitions to democracy, several diverse Eastern European states have formed democracies even under these conditions. In this book, Sherrill Stroschein argues that sustained protest and contention by ethnic Hungarians in Romania and Slovakia brought concessions on policies that they could not achieve through the ballot box, in contrast to Transcarpathia, Ukraine. In Romania and Slovakia, contention during the 1990s made each group accustomed to each other, Ŵs claims, and aware of the degree to which each could push its own. Ethnic contention became a de facto deliberative process that fostered a moderation of group stances, allowing democratic consolidation to slowly and organically take root"--
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Stroschein, Sherrill
Dewey number
320.947
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JN96.A91
LC item number
S77 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in contentious politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democratization
  • Ethnic groups
  • Minorities
  • Europe, Eastern
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
Label
Ethnic struggle, coexistence, and democratization in Eastern Europe, Sherrill Stroschein
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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
1. Ethnic protest, moderation, and democratization -- 2. Time, process, and events in democratization -- 3. Ethnic contention in context -- 4. Local violence and uncertainty in Târgul Mureș, 1990 -- 5. The power of symbols: Romanians, Hungarians, and King Mathias in Cluj -- 6. Forging language laws: schools and sign wars -- 7. Debating local governance: autonomy, local control, and minority enclaves -- 8. Implications of group interaction
Control code
750143991
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 289 pages
Isbn
9781107005242
Lccn
2011036710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)750143991
Label
Ethnic struggle, coexistence, and democratization in Eastern Europe, Sherrill Stroschein
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
1. Ethnic protest, moderation, and democratization -- 2. Time, process, and events in democratization -- 3. Ethnic contention in context -- 4. Local violence and uncertainty in Târgul Mureș, 1990 -- 5. The power of symbols: Romanians, Hungarians, and King Mathias in Cluj -- 6. Forging language laws: schools and sign wars -- 7. Debating local governance: autonomy, local control, and minority enclaves -- 8. Implications of group interaction
Control code
750143991
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 289 pages
Isbn
9781107005242
Lccn
2011036710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)750143991

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