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The Making and Unmaking of Ethnic Boundaries: A Multilevel Process Theory1
  • A. Wimmer
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • 1 January 2008
Primordialist and constructivist authors have debated the nature of ethnicity “as such” and therefore failed to explain why its characteristics vary so dramatically across cases, displaying differentExpand
Ethnic Boundary Making: Institutions, Power, Networks
Introduction 1. Herder's Heritage 2. Strategies and Means 3. Conflict and Consensus 4. Categorization struggles 5. Network Boundaries 6. Culture and Closure Conclusions Acknowledgments NotesExpand
Ethnic Politics and Armed Conflict: A Configurational Analysis of a New Global Data Set
Quantitative scholarship on civil wars has long debated whether ethnic diversity breeds armed conflict. We go beyond this debate and show that highly diverse societies are not more conflict prone.Expand
Elementary strategies of ethnic boundary making
Abstract This article offers a new taxonomy of how actors may change ethnic boundaries. I distinguish between five main strategies: to redraw a boundary by either expanding or limiting the domain ofExpand
Beyond and Below Racial Homophily: ERG Models of a Friendship Network Documented on Facebook1
The authors unpack racial homogeneity using a theoretical framework that distinguishes between various tie formation mechanisms and their effects on the racial composition of networks, exponential random graph modeling that can disentangle these mechanisms empirically, and a rich new data set based on the Facebook pages of a cohort of college students. Expand
Tastes, ties, and time: A new social network dataset using Facebook.com
A new public dataset based on manipulations and embellishments of a popular social network site, Facebook.com, is introduced and five distinctive features of this dataset are emphasized and its advantages and limitations vis-a-vis other kinds of network data are highlighted. Expand
Politically Relevant Ethnic Groups across Space and Time: Introducing the GeoEPR Dataset 1
This article introduces GeoEPR, a geocoded version of the Ethnic Power Relations (EPR) dataset that charts politically relevant ethnic groups across space and time. We describe the dataset in detail,Expand
Nationalist Exclusion and Ethnic Conflict: Shadows of Modernity
Andreas Wimmer argues that nationalist and ethnic politics have shaped modern societies to a far greater extent than has been acknowledged by social scientists. The modern state governs in the nameExpand
Methodological Nationalism and Beyond: Nation-State Building, Migration and the Social Sciences
Methodological nationalism is understood as the assumption that the nation/state/society is the natural social and political form of the modern world. We distinguish three modes of methodologicalExpand
Waves of War: Nationalism, State Formation, and Ethnic Exclusion in the Modern World
1. Introduction and summary 2. The birth of the nation 3. The global rise of the nation-state 4. Nation-state formation and war 5. Ethnic politics and armed conflict 6. Can peace be engineered? 7.Expand