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Research Focus Group Talk: The Color of Belonging: Skin Tone and Attitudes towards Ethnic Voting in India

Lane Room, Ellison 3824 UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Ethnic voting is a feature of many multiethnic democracies the world over. The existence of an identity group does not guarantee the electoral solidarity of group members. Besides the desire to corner state resources, relations of fear and prejudice between groups are identified as prominent motivations for ethnic voting. But how members of a group treat each other, how they exercise their preferences and prejudices towards fellow group members also matter to group solidarity in ...