Ethnicity–form of identity based on nominal membership in an ascriptive category
Tool for mobilization
Facilitates cooperation & trust
Heterogeneity or political exclusion?
Other predictors of conflict
-Nationalism—a pride in one’s people and the belief in their own sovereign political destiny that is separate from those of others (O’Neil, p. 69)
-Ethno-nationalism—nationalism in which the sense of sovereign political destiny is defined by belonging to a particular ethnic group
Who was Right?
Public goods provisioning
Discuss referencing Alesina and Ferrara