Constructivist Theories of Ethnic Politics
Constructivist Theories of Ethnic Politics rebuilds theories of the relationship between ethnicity, politics and economics on a ",constructivist", foundation, according to which ethnic identities can change over time, often in response to the very phenomena they are used to explain. Taking the possibility of change in ethnic identity into account, it shows, dismantles the theoretical logics linking ",ethnic diversity", to negative outcomes such as democratic destabilization or state collapse or secession. Even more importantly, this book defines new research agendas by changing the questions we can ask about the relationship between ethnicity, politics and economics.
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