By Stephen May
Concentrating on minority rights and popularity, this interdisciplinary assortment addresses the location of minorities in democratic societies. Featured subject matters contain the built nature of ethnicity, type and the "new racism," assorted varieties of nationalism, self-determination and indigenous politics, the politics of popularity as opposed to the politics of redistribution, and the re-emergence of cosmopolitanism.
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Conflict management without hope. The second opens the way to vernacular empowerment and endogenous politics, but in the process raises several problems. These views leave us between a rock and a hard place. The first does not problematize nation-state politics, does not problematize the domination that has usually given rise to ethnic mobilization in the first place. It presents conventional politics, which is part of the problem, as the solution and thus in the name of conflict resolution offers more of the same.
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That ethnic politics shows features of both domination and emancipation at the same time, has been argued before (Nederveen Pieterse 1997a); now we go further into specifics. If we seek to impose conditions on state action (as in various frameworks for collective rights and multiculturalism), should ethnic groups have carte blanche? While political discourse devotes much attention to the state, the politics of ethnicity is not talked about as much (cf. Rupesinghe and Tishkov 1996). In relation to African politics, at times state and ethnic politics are combined.