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The Impact of Group Fears and Outside Actors on Ethnic Party Demands: Comparing Sudeten Germans in Inter-War Czechoslovakia with the Post-1989 Moravian Movement

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Jenne, Erin K.

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Abstract Introduces a bargaining model to explore the process by which ethnic groups are mobilized & then demobilized, such that the extremity of their demands shifts over time. Two arguments are presented: (1) A group's structural characteristics (including its size & compactness) define the upper limits of goals that groups are capable of pursuing against the center. (2) The extremity of these claims is a joint function of (A) the group's expected political or economic benefits of exercising its 'exit option' (the independent variable) & (B) the bargaining power & activities of a group's lobby state or organization (the intervening variable). Discussion focuses on how & why an ethnic group's demands can shift from extreme goals, such as broad territorial autonomy, to very moderate goals, such as affirmative action policies, & vice versa. How international organizations may intervene to ameliorate the intensity of ethnic conflict is considered in conclusion.
Classification Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture; History
Free Keywords Ethnonationalism; Ethnic Groups; State Society Relationship; Mobilization; Political Action; Radicalism; Group Dynamics; Goals
Document language English
Publication Year 1999
Page/Pages p. 67-90
Journal Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review, 7 (1999) 1
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications