Constructivist Theories of Ethnic Politics

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CONCEPT INDEX
The following designations appear in this index: “n” (footnote), “t” (table), and “f” (figure).
A
absence of change in ethnic identities or categories, 22, 134
activated ethnic demography definition and illustrations, 29, 196–98, 229–31, 237–38
activated ethnic identity, 101
activated, defnition, 9–13, 59, 62, 101–2
defnition and illustrations, 9, 11–13
elections, examples of activation of new ethnic identity categories, 250–55
reclassification of activated ethnic identity categories within an existing repertoire of categories, 20–21, 162–64
activating an ethnic identity or category, 115–16
agent based modeling
causal mechanisms, 278, 284, 357
complexity, 283, 429
counterfactuals, 42, 428
distributions of expected outcomes, 278, 284
game theoretic models, 279
identity repertoires (both attributes and categories), 31, 287–88, 343, 429–39
modeling interactions between simultaneous processes, 31, 284, 297
new research questions, 31, 42, 297, 422
precise predictions, 278, 285
as strategy for studying rare events, 427–28
as strategy for thought experiment, 427
as tool to explore constructivist propositions, 78, 357
anarchy and ethnic war, 56, 139. See also war, generally
anatomy of VirPak, 428–30
ancestry
common ancestry. See common ancestry
as distinguished from common ancestry, 71, 84, 86, 158, 166–67, 169
myth of ancestry, 71, 119
anger, 27, 36, 388, 400–401, 403–11, 413, 417–18, 421
anger curves
exponential decay, 407f
functions or, 405–9
inverse exponential, 406f, 407
linear,406f, 407
mixed exponential, 407f
apathetic agents vs. fanatics in VirPak, 441–42
APSA CP symposium, cumulative findings in the study of ethnic politics, 5, 43
ascriptive, terminology, 69–73
assigned identities, 101–2
assimilation, 31, 39, 162, 202, 279, 280–81, 292
attribute
basic attributes defined, 106–8 disaggregation of, 124n5, 157, 254
category, distinction, 105–6, 182–83
commonsensical, 106, 183–84, 205, 210, 236, 244
defined, 9–10, 105, 182
descent based. See descent based attributes
disaggregation of basic attributes, 124n5, 157, 254
distribution of attribute repertoires for a population. See attribute repertoires
distributions. See distributions of attributes
non-descent based attributes, 119–20, 122
replacement or switching, 26, 133, 160–61, 174, 176, 180–81, 197, 200–202, 279, 283
secondary attributes, defined, 106–8
attribute descent rule for membership, 52, 69, 71, 98, 100, 109

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