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Implications of Ethnic Diversity.

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Ethnically differentiated societies are often regarded as dysfunctional, with poor economic performance and a high risk of violent civil conflict. I argue that this is not well founded. I distinguish between "dominance", in which one group constitutes a majority, and "fractionalization", in which there are many small groups. In terms of overall economic performance, I show that both theoretically and empirically, fractionalization is normally unproblematic in democracies, although it can be d...

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Journal:
Economic Policy
Volume:
16
Issue:
32
Publication date:
2001-01-01
URN:
uuid:7e5e6303-96b1-4549-8b9e-273f73385b11
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:10605
Language:
English

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