This map layer shows the political participation of relevant ethnic groups of a country in 2017, classified in five categories.
Example of how to read the map:
Russia has 45 relevant ethnic groups of which only one participates in political decision-making; this corresponds to 2.2 per cent.
ETH - Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
The ETH has taken up the further development of the “Ethnic Power relations” dataset. It comprises all politically relevant ethnic main groups, differentiated between common linguistic, somatic and religious aspects, for 155 sovereign states from 1946 to 2017. Politically relevant means either that at least one actor active in political life (political organisation) claims to represent the political interests of an ethnic group or that members of single ethnic groups are systematically and purposefully discriminated against. The participation of ethnic groups are divided into those that participate in the political arena (dominant, monopoly, junior partner, senior partner) and those who do not (irrelevant, discriminated, powerless, self-exclusion).