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Multietnička demokracija i mjerenje etniciteta
Multiethnic Democracy and Measurement of Ethnicity

Author(s): Damir Kapidžić
Subject(s): Nationalism Studies, Inter-Ethnic Relations, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka - Univerzitet u Sarajevu
Keywords: multiethnic states; democracy; ethnicity measures; ethnic fractionalization; ethnic polarization;

Summary/Abstract: In comparative researches, multiethnic states are often defined by subjective and arbitrary criteria. This is, on the one hand, a consequence of the controversies in interpretation of ethnicity as sociopolitical phenomenon, while, on the other hand, it is the result of the lack of empirical measures on states’ multi-ethnicity. In this paper I examine the question of quantitative measure of ethnic diversity that would provide an objective and empirical determination of multiethnic democracies as well as their comparison. Through elaboration I define ethnicity in the context of the state, ways of its empirical conceiving; I also calculate and present comparative data and measures of ethnic diversity, collected for all countries of the world.

  • Issue Year: III/2014
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 25-51
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: Bosnian