The Components of Coexistence: Hungarian Minorities and Inter-ethnic Relations in Romania, Slovakia, and Ukraine.
State and Nation Building in East Central Europe: Contemporary Perspectives.
(153 - 175).
Institute on East Central Europe, Columbia University: New York, NY.
This article argues that an understanding of "nationalism" provides a less productive means for understanding thnic conflict than does a model that examines the structure of individual communities at the local level, the context within which individuals of various ethnic communities make - or fail to make - contact with each other. In this comparative study, I posit hat communities with higher levels of heterogeneity will exhibit lower levels of ethnic conflict than communities with lower levels of heterogeneity. Here I evaluate heterogeneity in two forms: 1) ethnic diversity, or "simple heterogeneity," and 2) the cross-cutting cleavages of ethnic and religious groups, or "multiform heterogeneity." In the fir4st form, a community with several ethnic groups tending toward equal proportions will exhibit a high degree of ethnic diversity. In the second form a community in which religious groups cut across ethnic lines exhibits a high degree of cross-cutting cleavages. I then evaluate these two forms of heterogeneity in relation to conflict levels between Hungarian minorities and the majority ethnic groups in Romania, Slovakia, and Transcarpathia, Ukraine.
|Title:||The Components of Coexistence: Hungarian Minorities and Inter-ethnic Relations in Romania, Slovakia, and Ukraine|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > Political Science|
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