4. Perceptions of (In)Compatibility between Identities and Participation in the National Polity of People belonging to Ethnic Minorities

  1. Assaad E. Azzi Professor director2,
  2. Xenia Chryssochoou Associate Professor3,
  3. Bert Klandermans Professor4 and
  4. Bernd Simon Professor Directors5
  1. Xenia Chryssochoou Associate Professor3 and
  2. Evanthia Lyons Professor of Psychology Director1

Published Online: 12 OCT 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328158.ch4

Identity and Participation in Culturally Diverse Societies

Identity and Participation in Culturally Diverse Societies

How to Cite

Chryssochoou, X. and Lyons, E. (2010) Perceptions of (In)Compatibility between Identities and Participation in the National Polity of People belonging to Ethnic Minorities, in Identity and Participation in Culturally Diverse Societies (eds A. E. Azzi, X. Chryssochoou, B. Klandermans and B. Simon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444328158.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

  2. 3

    Panteion University (Athens, Greece)

  3. 4

    Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  4. 5

    Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  2. 3

    Panteion University (Athens, Greece)

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 OCT 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199476

Online ISBN: 9781444328158

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Keywords:

  • perceptions of (in)compatibility between identities and participation - in National Polity of People belonging to ethnic minorities;
  • politicians and media, claiming - or challenging members of ethnic minorities to refute;
  • Yugoslavian conflict, that wounded Europe - rekindling of the old idea that people of different religious backgrounds cannot coexist peacefully;
  • questions, arising from considering - how we conceptualize relationship between national, religious, and ethnic identities;
  • notion of identification - with nation amongst members of minority ethnic groups;
  • relationship between perceived incompatibility - of national, ethnic, and religious identities and participating in national polity;
  • incompatibility between ethnic, religious and national identities;
  • ethnic minority identification - with national polity in multicultural societies;
  • identification with national polity and political participation;
  • beliefs about incompatibility between identities - role in characterizing framework about where claims and protest can be made

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Incompatibility between Ethnic, Religious, and National Identities: What is the Evidence?

  • Perceived Incompatibility between Identities and Strength of National Identification amongst Members of Minority Groups

  • Ethnic Minority Identification with the National Polity in Multicultural Societies

  • Identification with the National Polity and Political Participation

  • Concluding Remarks

  • References