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Introduction

Benjamin Reilly

in Democracy and Diversity: Political Engineering in the Asia-Pacific

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199286874
eISBN:
9780191713156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286874.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of democratization in the Asia-Pacific region during the closing years of the 20th century. The major themes analyzed in the book; the issues of ... More


Introduction

Richard S. Kim

in The Quest for Statehood: Korean Immigrant Nationalism and U.S. Sovereignty, 1905-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195369991
eISBN:
9780199918263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369991.003.0000
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Asian History

The introduction outlines the consequences and implications of Korean diasporic identifications with the homeland in a U.S. setting. On one hand, transnational ties challenge conventional notions of ... More


Brokering Belonging: Chinese in Canada's Exclusion Era, 1885-1945

Lisa Rose Mar

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199733132
eISBN:
9780199866533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733132.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, World Medieval History

This work traces several generations of Chinese “brokers,” ethnic leaders who acted as intermediaries between the Chinese and Anglo worlds of Canada. At the time, most Chinese could not vote and many ... More


Coalition Politics in Malaysia

Khadijah Md. Khalid and Zakaria Haji Ahmad

in Coalition Politics and Democratic Consolidation in Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198079392
eISBN:
9780199082735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079392.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

There are two notable inter-related features which has characterised Malaysian electoral politics, namely consociationalism and coalition party system. Consociationalism as communal representation is ... More


The Dynamics of Coalition Politics and Democracy in Sri Lanka

Jayadeva Uyangoda

in Coalition Politics and Democratic Consolidation in Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198079392
eISBN:
9780199082735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079392.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores political contexts and conditions that have made coalition politics an enduring feature in the politics of parliamentary governance in Sri Lanka since the political independence ... More


Arguing Cases: Legal Interpreters, Law, and Society

Lisa Rose Mar

in Brokering Belonging: Chinese in Canada's Exclusion Era, 1885-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199733132
eISBN:
9780199866533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733132.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History, World Medieval History

Despite racial bars to the legal profession, Chinese immigrants often made the law their instrument through interpreters who acted as informal legal brokers. They were paralegals who served Chinese ... More


Collective Identities, Institutions, Security, and State Building in Afghanistan

Anna Larson

in The Impact of Gender Quotas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199830091
eISBN:
9780199932924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199830091.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter investigates the impact of reserved seats in Afghanistan. Despite the quota, the parliament has produced little legislation promoting women’s gendered interests. This outcome is not ... More


Varieties of Protectionism: Ethnic Politics and Business Politics in Jordan

Steve L. Monroe

in Crony Capitalism in the Middle East: Business and Politics from Liberalization to the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198799870
eISBN:
9780191864704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799870.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the relationship between ethnic politics and business politics through the lens of trade reform in Jordan. It argues that ethnic boundaries shape the types of protection ... More


Police Associations: From Ethnic Group to Ethnic Association

Simon Holdaway

in Black Police Associations: An Analysis of Race and Ethnicity within Constabularies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199573448
eISBN:
9780191702105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573448.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter continues to chart the history of the first Black Police Association (BPA), especially how its first executive articulated the experience of ethnic-minority officers and police support ... More


The Kingmakers of Fresh Pond Road: Ethnic-Political Brokers in an Italian American Community

Ottorino Cappelli and Rodrigo Praino

in New Italian Migrations to the United States: Vol. 1: Politics and History since 1945

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040955
eISBN:
9780252099496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040955.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This work provides an analysis of ethnic politics in the context of Italian American politics by focusing on the political activities and the rise and fall of one group of post–World War II Italian ... More


Mobilizing the Marginalized: Ethnic Parties without Ethnic Movements

Amit Ahuja

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190916428
eISBN:
9780190916466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916428.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In India, a young democratic system has undermined the legitimacy of a two-thousand-year-old social system that excluded and humiliated an entire people by treating them as untouchables. This ... More


The Primacy of Politics? Political Discourse and Identity Formation

Ammon Cheskin

in Russian Speakers in Post-Soviet Latvia: Discursive Identity Strategies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748697434
eISBN:
9781474418539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697434.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

Chapter 7 offers an examination of political discourses and the composition of Latvian politics. It is argued that the realm of politics is largely responsible for artificially inflating ethnic ... More


Doubly disillusioned? Young Muslims and mainstream British politics

Parveen Akhtar

in Political (dis)engagement: The changing nature of the 'political'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447317012
eISBN:
9781447317036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317012.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses some general concerns around declining participation in mainstream politics. This is followed by an examination of British Muslim communities and the role of biraderior ... More


Political (dis)engagement: The changing nature of the 'political'

Nathan Manning (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447317012
eISBN:
9781447317036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317012.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This book aims to explore some of the rich textures of contemporary politics and the dynamism of its practice. Contributors to this volume have been chosen to reflect some of the key areas of ... More


Mombasa Marginalized: Claims to Land and Legitimacy in a Tourist City

Dillon Mahoney

in Art of Connection: Risk, Mobility, and the Crafting of Transparency in Coastal Kenya

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292871
eISBN:
9780520966239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292871.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

The history of social inequality and the conflicting discourses of marginality in Mombasa have shaped the identities and economic strategies of the city’s small-business class. One view shared by ... More


The Rise of Immigrant Influence in New York City Politics

John Mollenkopf

in New York and Amsterdam: Immigration and the New Urban Landscape

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738092
eISBN:
9780814738221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738092.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines how immigrants are entering the precincts of power in New York City. It identifies two paths taken by new immigrant groups: achieving power on the margins by gaining elected ... More


‘Light Over The Volta’: The Mission of The White Fathers

Lentz Carola

in Ethnicity and the Making of History in Northern Ghana

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624010
eISBN:
9780748652969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624010.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Since 1929, the White Fathers had converted thousands of men and women from North-Western Ghana and the neighbouring French colony to Catholicism. Today, Dagara and Dagaba bishops officiate in three ... More


Distractions from History: Redrawing Ethnic Trajectories in New Caledonia

Amanda Macdonald

in History and Politics in French-Language Comics and Graphic Novels

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730043
eISBN:
9781604737615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730043.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter explores the incidental gestures of face-making and the landmark feats of history-making in New Caledonia, a Melanesian archipelago annexed by France in 1853, and how they complicate the ... More


Identity and Territory Grievances in Rakhine State

Anthony Ware and Costas Laoutides

in Myanmar's 'Rohingya' Conflict

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190928865
eISBN:
9780190055899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190928865.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter explores the nature of Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’ conflict against the two most common non-material ‘grievance’ explanations in the literature, with the aim to highlight how their interplay ... More


The Kaleidoscope of Florida Politics

David K. Twigg

in The Politics of Disaster: Tracking the Impact of Hurricane Andrew

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041889
eISBN:
9780813043890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041889.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Florida's legislative, gubernatorial, and cabinet incumbents have historically enjoyed strong reelection advantage. Florida's population grew substantially during the 20th century, shifting from ... More


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