Framing Ethnic Tolerance, Political Tolerance and Voting Behaviour


  • Mohd Azmir Mohd Nizah
  • Jayum A. Jawan
  • Sarjit Singh A/L Darshan Singh
  • Ku Hasnita Ku Samsu


This article is an attempt to bridge both the concept of ethnic and political tolerance into one account. It also is an attempt to make a connection between both ethnic and political tolerance with the studies of voting behaviour. Using qualitative methodology with content analysis approach and reviewing past literature, this article proposed a development of democratic-rational learning framework, a hybrid perspective from democratic learning and rational choice theories. As to date, the non-existence of any single model that explains both areas may pave to a new avenue in understand tolerance ethnically and politically and its importance in the study of voting behaviour. The proposed framework is perhaps contributed to the current body of knowledge of both theories. It is significance where ethnic and politics perceived as most important matter, and tolerance become increasingly worldwide agenda in managing multi-diversity society. Evidences are discussed further.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n4s1p365


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Framing Ethnic Tolerance, Political Tolerance and Voting Behaviour. (2015). Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 6(4), 365.