Fredrick C. Harris

University of Rochester

Frederik C. Harris, assistant professor of political science at the University of Rochester, will compare strategies of collective action among non-white populations in the United States, Britain, and South Africa. Although these democratic societies share a history of racial exclusion, their minority populations have differed in how they employ racial solidarity and a shared sense of deprived status as a resource and political instrument to challenge socioeconomic inequities. Harris analyzes national patterns in the formation of racially inclusive modes of political thought and action, their relation to political opportunity structures and immigration patterns, and the impact of material sanctions by dominant racial groups.


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