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      Minorities overlooked: Group-based power-sharing and the exclusion-amid-inclusion dilemma

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      International Political Science Review
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          Ethnic power-sharing has been accused of decreasing ethnic inequality in unequal ways: while benefitting larger ethnic minorities, it often tends to overlook the smallest groups. Paradoxically, ethnic micro-minorities may thus find themselves in even more marginalised positions in power-sharing regimes than under institutional settings lacking any mandated inclusion. This article tests for the existence of this exclusion-amid-inclusion dilemma using a new group-based dataset that distinguishes between different types of power-sharing. The findings indicate that this dilemma indeed exists for ethnically based, but not for more liberal types of power-sharing, which increase all minorities’ political status in an equal, albeit less strong, manner. The article concludes that adopting one form of power-sharing or the other means not only prioritising one form of equality over another, but also making a decision with severe political ramifications for the numerically most vulnerable ethnic minority communities.

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                Journal
                International Political Science Review
                International Political Science Review
                SAGE Publications
                0192-5121
                1460-373X
                January 2020
                October 24 2019
                January 2020
                : 41
                : 1
                : 89-107
                Affiliations
                [1 ]University College London, UK
                Article
                10.1177/0192512119859206
                54428d6a-46da-45de-a60b-29c4dd872044
                © 2020

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