Ethnic Norms And Their Transformation Through Reputational Cascades

  title={Ethnic Norms And Their Transformation Through Reputational Cascades},
  author={Timur Kuran},
  journal={The Journal of Legal Studies},
  pages={623 - 659}
  • T. Kuran
  • Published 1 June 1998
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Legal Studies
Ethnic norms are the ethnically symbolic behavioral codes that individuals must follow to retain social acceptance. They are sustained partly by sanctions that individuals impose on each other in trying to establish good credentials. This essay analyzes the “ethnification” process through which ethnic norms become more demanding. The argument hinges on interdependencies among individual behaviors. These allow one person's adjustments to trigger additional adjustments through a reputational… 

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