Extending Ethnocracy: Reflections and Suggestions

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Oren Yiftachel


As prelude to the special issue, this short piece reflects on the scholarly origins of the 'ethnocracy' concept, and comments on the arguments made by James Anderson's insightful opening article. It then outlines several concepts developed in the author's own work in later years as 'offsprings' of ethnocracy. Finally, it answers the challenge raised by Anderson by suggesting future theoretical, conceptual and empirical directions for research into ethnocratic dynamics on urban, state and global scales.

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Oren Yiftachel, Ben-Gurion University

Professor Yiftachel is head of the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies and Professor of Geography, Ben-Gurion University, Beersheba, Israel and holder of the Lynn and Lloyd Hurst Family Chair in Urban Studies.