As an ethnically heterogeneous but stable democracy, the United States is a puzzle for students of politics. Typically, the literature of democratic theory regards ethnic diversity as disruptive of a democratic polity. However, the United States has so far avoided the system-threatening consequences of heterogeneity experienced by other democratic

chapter 1|7 pages


chapter 2|26 pages

Ethnic Heterogeneity and Stable Democracy

chapter 3|39 pages

Immigrants, Consensus, and America

chapter 5|56 pages

The Politics of Laotian Immigrants

chapter 6|9 pages