Surrounded and threatened: how neighborhood composition reduces ethnic voting through intimidation

  title={Surrounded and threatened: how neighborhood composition reduces ethnic voting through intimidation},
  author={Ted Enamorado and Svetlana Kosterina},
  journal={Political Science Research and Methods},
  pages={68 - 81}
Abstract Ethnic voting is an important phenomenon in the political lives of numerous countries. In the present paper, we propose a theory explaining why ethnic voting is more prevalent in certain localities than in others and provide evidence for it. We argue that local ethnic geography affects ethnic voting by making voters of ethnicity that finds itself in the minority fear intimidation by their ethnic majority neighbors. We provide empirical evidence for our claim using the data from round 4… 


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