ethnocracy

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

ethno- +‎ -cracy

Noun[edit]

ethnocracy (plural ethnocracies)

  1. A form of government in which a particular ethnic group holds a disproportionate amount of government power.
    • 2005, Paul Dresch, Monarchies and Nations[1], ISBN 1850439710, page 119:
      In this sense, ethnocracy as a socio-political regime is outcome of ethnonationalism, that brand of nationalism that views the nation as a "natural" and ethnically "pure" community, as opposed to its liberal conceptualisation as a community based on equal rights and duties.

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