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Mobilization and Conflict in Multiethnic States$
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Manuel Vogt

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190065874

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190065874.001.0001

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Two Logics of Ethnic Mobilization

Two Logics of Ethnic Mobilization

Theoretical and Practical Implications

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(p.180) 9 Two Logics of Ethnic Mobilization
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Mobilization and Conflict in Multiethnic States
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Manuel Vogt

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190065874.003.0009

This chapter first summarizes the main empirical findings of the foregoing chapters. It then elaborates on their theoretical and practical implications, describing how they contribute to a number of central debates in recent conflict research and related fields of political science. In particular, the chapter discusses how the book’s theory and empirical results relate to other types of political contention and violence, such as ethnonationalist terrorism, ethnic cleansing, and state repression, and what they imply for the study of conflict outcomes and diffusion. The chapter concludes by elaborating the adequate political responses to ethnic mobilization in different types of multiethnic states. Specifically, stratified societies require political institutions that permit the collective mobilization of historically discriminated groups in order to rectify the existing inequalities. In contrast, the decolonized states and other segmented unranked societies need institutions that promote strong transethnic organizations to counter the threat of violent conflict.

Keywords:   civil conflict, nonviolent conflict, group mobilization, colonialism, race, inequality, opportunity structure, institution, electoral system, quota

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