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Maayan Mor

How States Create Ethnic Cleavages

Prominent theories of ethnic politics expect the initiatives of political entrepreneurs to determine whether an ethnic identity—religious, tribal, regional, linguistic, or racial—becomes an element of

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Engraving by Francisco Mora. In José María Morelos, el Siervo de la Nación, 1957, Sociedad de Amigos del Libro Mexicano.
Francisco Garfias

When State Building Backfires

By Francisco Garfias and Emily Sellars This month, the Mexican government is celebrating its 200th anniversary of independence from Spain. The nation’s independence was won

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