The Politics of Multinational States

  • Don┬áMacIver

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Don MacIver
      Pages 1-32
  3. Dominant Pluralism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Vernon Hewitt
      Pages 35-62
    3. Peter Duncan
      Pages 63-83
  4. Bipolar Pluralism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. John Fitzmaurice
      Pages 87-106
    3. Karen Henderson
      Pages 107-133
  5. Complex Pluralism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Fida Nasrallah
      Pages 137-161
    3. Jonathan Steinberg
      Pages 163-188
    4. Christopher Bennett
      Pages 189-211
  6. Ethno-regionalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Michael Keating
      Pages 215-236
    3. Don MacIver
      Pages 237-270
    4. John Gibbons
      Pages 271-291
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 293-315

About this book


The events of recent years have demonstrated beyond doubt not only that ethnic pluralism presents major problems for the management of political systems, but that it is also a major cause of their failure and disintegration. This timely and topical book discusses the general issue of ethnic pluralism and considers a range of types of multi-ethnic society within a common analytical framework. It then examines the responses of governments to the problems of ethnic diversity and assesses the effects of ethnic conflict on the development and viability of states.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Don┬áMacIver
    • 1
  1. 1.Staffordshire UniversityUK

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