Ethnic Diversity and Its Effects on Social Cohesion

  title={Ethnic Diversity and Its Effects on Social Cohesion},
  author={Tom van der Meer and Jochem Tolsma},
  journal={Review of Sociology},
Recent years have seen a sharp increase in empirical studies on the constrict claim: the hypothesized detrimental effect of ethnic diversity on most if not all aspects of social cohesion. Studies have scrutinized effects of different measures of ethnic heterogeneity in different geographical areas on different forms of social cohesion. The result has been a cacophony of empirical findings. We explicate mechanisms likely to underlie the negative relationship between ethnic heterogeneity and… 

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