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National identity and ethnic diversity

Masella, Paolo (2013) National identity and ethnic diversity. Journal of Population Economics, 26 (2). pp. 437-454. ISSN 0933-1433

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Identification Number: 10.1007/s00148-011-0398-0


In countries with high levels of ethnic diversity, “nation building” has been proposed as a mechanism for integration and conflict reduction. We find no evidence of lower intensity of national sentiment in more ethnically fragmented countries or in minority groups. National feelings in a minority can be higher or lower than in a majority, depending on the degree of ethnic diversity of a country. On the one hand, in countries with high ethnic diversity, nationalist feelings are less strong in minority groups than in the majorities; on the other hand, in countries with low ethnic diversity, the reverse is true.

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Additional Information: © 2011 Springer-Verlag
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
JEL classification: A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A14 - Sociology of Economics
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J15 - Economics of Minorities and Races; Non-labor Discrimination
Z - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology > Z10 - General
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2014 15:09
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 02:06
Funders: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft through the Collaborative Research Center 884

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