Transnational Cooperation of Ethnopolitical Mobilization: A Survey Analysis of European Ethnopolitical Groups

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Peter Lang, 2009 - Political Science - 242 pages
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This book explores the influences for ethnopolitical groups to act internationally in advancement of their group interests. Yu-Wen Chen proposes an ecological approach to comprehend ethnopolitical contention. In essence, she argues that transnationalizing the contention has the merit of raising the ethnopolitical group's salience and helps to create niches that can demarcate one group from other claim-making groups in a society. Quantitative analysis of the primary data from the European Survey of Ethnopolitical Groups (ESEPG) and qualitative case studies confirm that although some ethnopolitical groups have presented their issues in the international arena, the domestic realm is still the main locus for ethnopolitical contention to occur. Salience, resources, domestic and international opportunity structures affect ethnopolitical groups' international engagement. This book is an essential volume for anyone interested in ethnic mobilization, social movements, and transnationalization.
  

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Contents

List of Figures
14
List of Tables
24
Explaining Transnational Behaviors
43
An Ecological Perspective
61
Research Design
87
Empirical Analysis
105
Case Studies
135
Conclusion
171
European Survey of Ethnopolitical Groups ESEPG
193
Initial Studied Groups
215
ESEPG Codebook
228
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About the author (2009)

The Author: Yu-Wen Chen received her Ph.D. in Political Sciences at the University of Konstanz in Germany in 2009. Her research interests include ethnic mobilization in Europe and China, ethnic conflicts, interest groups, and transnational advocacy networks.