Ethnicity, bureaucracy and state-building in Africa and Latin America.

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    • Publication Year:
      1978
    • Abstract:
      This article focuses on ethnicity, bureaucracy and state-building in Africa and Latin America. It is difficult to fully understand the process and implications of state-building without taking explicit account of ethnicity. Ethnicity has indeed been exploited by state-builders, pre-modern and modern. Furthermore, ethnic identification is certainly dynamic and can wax and wane over time. But neither of these characteristics, its potential for manipulation and its dynamism justifies avoidance of the concept. Quite the contrary, to dissect and explain processes by which institutions of the state are expanded and centralized requires an analysis of conditions that link ethnic groups to political change. The conventional models adopted to analyze the state bureaucracy the rational-functional model and the representative model do allow for the discussion of ethnicity, but in quite an unsatisfactory manner. Ethnicity analytical value is greatest in the examination of state power, its accumulation, limitations and uses. The model of bureaucracy that is most realistic is one that underscores the power and systemic dimensions of the institution. In such a model ethnicity relevance is not just as a measure of rationality of individual mobility. Ethnicity becomes an indicator of the extent to which nationalist ambitions have overwhelmed nationalist mobilization.
    • ISSN:
      01419870
    • Accession Number:
      10446377
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ENLOE, C. H. Ethnicity, bureaucracy and state-building in Africa and Latin America. Ethnic & Racial Studies, [s. l.], v. 1, n. 3, p. 336, 1978. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=10446377. Acesso em: 29 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Enloe CH. Ethnicity, bureaucracy and state-building in Africa and Latin America. Ethnic & Racial Studies. 1978;1(3):336. Accessed September 29, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=10446377
    • APA:
      Enloe, C. H. (1978). Ethnicity, bureaucracy and state-building in Africa and Latin America. Ethnic & Racial Studies, 1(3), 336.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Enloe, Cynthia H. 1978. “Ethnicity, Bureaucracy and State-Building in Africa and Latin America.” Ethnic & Racial Studies 1 (3): 336. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=10446377.
    • Harvard:
      Enloe, C. H. (1978) ‘Ethnicity, bureaucracy and state-building in Africa and Latin America’, Ethnic & Racial Studies, 1(3), p. 336. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=10446377 (Accessed: 29 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Enloe, CH 1978, ‘Ethnicity, bureaucracy and state-building in Africa and Latin America’, Ethnic & Racial Studies, vol. 1, no. 3, p. 336, viewed 29 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Enloe, Cynthia H. “Ethnicity, Bureaucracy and State-Building in Africa and Latin America.” Ethnic & Racial Studies, vol. 1, no. 3, July 1978, p. 336. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=10446377.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Enloe, Cynthia H. “Ethnicity, Bureaucracy and State-Building in Africa and Latin America.” Ethnic & Racial Studies 1, no. 3 (July 1978): 336. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=10446377.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Enloe CH. Ethnicity, bureaucracy and state-building in Africa and Latin America. Ethnic & Racial Studies [Internet]. 1978 Jul [cited 2020 Sep 29];1(3):336. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=10446377