Effective for Whom? Ethnic Identity and Nonviolent Resistance

  title={Effective for Whom? Ethnic Identity and Nonviolent Resistance},
  author={Devorah Manekin and Tamar Mitts},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={161 - 180}
A growing literature finds that nonviolence is more successful than violence in effecting political change. We suggest that a focus on this association is incomplete, because it obscures the crucial influence of ethnic identity on campaign outcomes. We argue that because of prevalent negative stereotypes associating minority ethnic groups with violence, such groups are perceived as more violent even when resisting nonviolently, increasing support for their repression and ultimately hampering… 
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