Ethnic Domination in Deeply Divided Places

The Hegemonic State in Israel and Estonia
  • Guido Panzano,

This volume examines the concept of ethnic domination and its manifestations in Israel (within the Green Line) and Estonia. Ethnic domination is a method of managing ethnic differences in multiethnic contexts through asymmetrical power relations, in accordance with an ethnonationalist ideology, whereby a group is subordinated to another holding the power, albeit not intent to directly eliminate the subaltern. The volume compares the predicament of Israeli Palestinian citizens and Estonian Russian-speakers in different dimensions (state-citizenship, government-parliament, parties). Also, the analysis explains the divergent trajectories of the cases: the tightening of the condition of Israeli Palestinian citizens and the democratization of ethnic politics in Estonia.

  • Keywords:
  • Israel,
  • Estonia,
  • ethnic minorities,
  • democracy,
  • political regime,
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Guido Panzano

ULB, Free University of Brussels, Belgium - ORCID: 0000-0002-7974-1244

Guido Panzano, alumnus of University of Pisa, University of Florence, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, and Central European University, is PhD Candidate in Political Science at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and FNRS Research Fellow at the Centre d’Etude de la Vie Politique. He works on ethnic inequalities and autocratization.
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