Definitions

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  • n. A form of government in which a particular ethnic group holds a disproportionate amount of government power compared to their percentage in the population.

Etymologies

ethno- + -cracy (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The effects of the latest violence perpetrated against Palestinians upon the collective Israeli soul is incalculable; the notion that it can survive as an "ethnocracy" -- favoring one ethnic group, Jews, yet by and large democratic -- is becoming a fiction.

    Mark Levine: Who Will Save Israel from Itself?

  • The effects of the latest violence perpetrated against Palestinians upon the collective Israeli soul is incalculable; the notion that it can survive as an "ethnocracy" - favouring one ethnic group, Jews, yet by and large democratic - is becoming a fiction.

    Top Stories - Google News

  • The effects of the latest violence perpetrated against Palestinians upon the collective Israeli soul is incalculable; the notion that it can survive as an "ethnocracy" -- favoring one ethnic group, Jews, yet by and large democratic-is becoming a fiction.

    Israel Palestine Blogs

  • At this point, we might have to agree with ICAHD's Jeff Halper's when he says that Israel is an "ethnocracy," not a democracy.

    What Obama Didn't Say About A Palestinian State

  • A more accurate description of Israel would be that it is an "ethnocracy," a formally democratic state where ethnicity and religion legally determine the degree of access to the full benefits of citizenship.

    Mark Levine: What Good is Winning the Wars if you Lose the Peace?

  • Creating a Jewish "ethnocracy" on both sides of the Green Line takes precedence.

    Jeff Halper's "An Israeli in Palestine" - Part I

  • The generous ones call it an "ethnic democracy"; the more critical ones an "ethnocracy".

    Palestine Blogs aggregator

  • Even as Sri Lanka's societal cohesiveness has disintegrated and the state has transformed into what some academics label an "ethnocracy", India has proven unable to cope.

    TamilNet Newswire

  • Obama can't even force the theocratic wing of the Israeli ethnocracy to stop building settlements in illegally occupied territories!

    Andrew Levine: When the Leaders Speak of Human Rights

  • Katz and his colleagues want exactly the type of ethnocracy that German, French, Hungarian and other nationalists wanted in the late 19th and early 20th century.

    Carlo Strenger: Orthodox Anti-Semitism Directed At Israel's Liberals

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