The structure of ethnic inequality and ethnic voting

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Houle, Christian, Kenny, Paul D. and Park, Chunho. (2019). The structure of ethnic inequality and ethnic voting. The Journal of Politics. 81(1), pp. 187 - 200. https://doi.org/10.1086/700200
AuthorsHoule, Christian, Kenny, Paul D. and Park, Chunho
Abstract

Why do some ethnic groups vote along ethnic lines while others do not? In this article, we theorize that the level of ethnic voting depends, partially, on how ethnicity interacts with economic cleavages. Specifically, we argue that between–ethnic group inequality (BGI) increases ethnic voting and that its effect strengthens as within–ethnic group inequality (WGI) decreases. We thus posit that the full structure of ethnic inequality, not only between-group differences, matters for ethnic voting. After presenting our argument, we conduct the first cross-national test of whether the effect of between-group inequality on ethnic voting is conditional on the level of inequality within ethnic groups. Our analysis employs group-level data on 200 ethnic groups from 65 countries. We find strong support for our hypothesis: BGI increases ethnic voting, but its effect is conditional on WGI.

Keywordsethnic voting; ethnic inequality; economic inequality; ethnic diversity; social cleavages
Year2019
JournalThe Journal of Politics
Journal citation81 (1), pp. 187 - 200
PublisherUniversity of Chicago Press
ISSN0022-3816
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1086/700200
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85055519744
Page range187 - 200
Research GroupInstitute for Humanities and Social Sciences
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