Majoritarian democracy and globalization versus ethnic diversity?

  title={Majoritarian democracy and globalization versus ethnic diversity?},
  author={Daniele Conversi},
  pages={789 - 811}
  • D. Conversi
  • Published 13 July 2012
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Democratization
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