Friday, April 21, 2006

Ethnic Entrepreneurs

Sound familiar? Well try Sectarian entrepreneurs on for size!
... self-seeking group leaders, who encourage feelings of resentment and inequality amongst group members in order to justify maintaining control over them.... On this view, group elites have an incentive to keep members in a (real or perceived) position of disadvantage, since their clientele and fuding would dry up if group members succeeded in larger society. (Kymlicka 2002: 331)

5 comments:

Doha said...

Oh my God, this is sooooooo Lebanon!

Anton Efendi said...

Rather, this is so Hizbullah.

Anton Efendi said...

Which Kymlicka books is this? Can liberal pluralism be exported? Alternative conceptions?

Anton Efendi said...

Wait, it can't be alternative conceptions, that doesn't have 300+ pages!

Raja said...

Tony, its Contemporary Political Philosophy, An Intorduction, Second Edition.