Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict

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Ethnic Nationalism
Ethnic Groups – Political Activity
Ethnic Groups – Social Interactions
Ethnicity AND Religion
Ethnic Groups AND Security Dilemma
Peace-building AND Ethnic Conflict
Ethnic Conflict AND Democratization

Select Articles

Chandra, Kanchan and Steven Wilkinson. 2008. “Measuring the Effect of ‘Ethnicity.’” Comparative Political Studies 41 (4/5): 515-563.

Fearon, James D., and David D. Laitin. 2003. “Ethnicity, Insurgency, and Civil War”. American Political Science Review. 97 (1): 75-90.

Forsberg, Erika. 2008. “Polarization and Ethnic Conflict in a Widened Strategic Setting”. Journal of Peace Research. 45 (2): 283-300.

Fox, Jonathan. 2004. “The Rise of Religious Nationalism and Conflict: Ethnic Conflict and Revolutionary Wars, 1945-2001”. Journal of Peace Research. 41 (6): 715-731.

Gagnon Jr., V.P. 1995. “Ethnic Nationalism and International Conflict: The Case of Serbia.” International Security. 19 (3): 130-166.

Gurr, Ted Robert. 1993. “Why Minorities Rebel: A Global Analysis of Communal Mobilization and Conflict since 1945”. International Political Science Review. 14 (2): 161-201.

Kaufmann, Chaim. 2006. “A Security Dilemma – Ethnic Partitioning in Iraq”. Harvard International Review. 28 (4): 44.

Posen, Barry. 1993. “The Security Dilemma and Ethnic Conflict.” Survival. 35 (1): 27-47.

Roe, Paul. 1999. “The Intrastate Security Dilemma: Ethnic Conflict as a ‘Tragedy’?” Journal of Peace Research. 36 (2): 183-202.

Roe, Paul. 2002. “Misperception and ethnic conflict: Transylvania’s societal security dilemma”. Review of International Studies. 28 (1): 57-74.

Saideman, Stephen M., David J. Lanoue, Michael Campenni, and Samuel Stanton. 2002. “Democratization, Political Institutions, and Ethnic Conflict: A Pooled Time-Series Analysis, 1985-1998”. Comparative Political Studies. 35 (1): 103-129.

Schneckener, Ulrich. 2002. “Making Power-Sharing Work: Lessons from Successes and Failures in Ethnic Conflict Regulation”. Journal of Peace Research. 39 (2): 203-228.

Varshney, Ashutosh. 2003. “Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict, and Rationality.” Perspectives on Politics 1 (1): 85-99.

Williams, Kristen P., and Neal G. Jesse. 2001. “Resolving Nationalist Conflicts: Promoting Overlapping Identities and Pooling Sovereignty: The 1998 Northern Irish Peace Agreement”. Political Psychology. 22 (3): 571-599.

Zürcher, Christoph. 2011. “Building Democracy While Building Peace.” Journal of Democracy. 22 (1): 81-95.

Select Books and Reports

Bromley, Michael and Urte Sonnenberg. 1998. Reporting ethnic minorities and ethnic conflict: beyond good and evil. Maastricht: European Journalism Centre.

Brown, Michael E. 2001. Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict. Revised edition. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Caselli, Francesco and Wilbur John Coleman II. 2011. On the Theory of Ethnic Conflict. Durham: Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Chua, Amy. 2003. World on fire: how exporting free market democracy breeds ethnic hatred and global instability. New York: Doubleday.

Diamond, Larry Jay, and Marc F. Plattner. 1994. Nationalism, ethnic conflict, and democracy. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Esman, Milton J., and Ronald J. Herring. 2001. Carrots, sticks, and ethnic conflict: rethinking development assistance. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Griffiths, Stephen Iwan. 1993. Nationalism and ethnic conflict: threats to European security. Stockholm: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

Guelke, Adrian. 2004. Democracy and ethnic conflict: advancing peace in deeply divided societies. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Guelke, Adrian. 2010. Approaches to the Control of Ethnic Conflict in the post-Cold War World. Belfast: Queen’s University’s Centre for the Study of Ethnic Conflict.

Gurr, Ted Robert. 2000. People Versus States: Minorities at Risk in the New Century. Washington DC: USIP Press Books.

Gurr, Ted Robert, and Barbara Harff. 1994. Ethnic conflict in world politics. Boulder: Westview Press.

Henders, Susan J. 2004. Democratization and identity: regimes and ethnicity in East and Southeast Asia. Lanham, Md: Lexington Books.

Horowitz, Donald L. 1985. Ethnic groups in conflict. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Hughes, James. 2010. “Genocide and Ethnic Conflict.” In Routledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict, edited by Karl Cordell and Stefan Wolff. London: London School of Economics.

Hughes, James, and Gwendolyn Sasse. 2002. Ethnicity and territory in the former Soviet Union: regions in conflict. London: Frank Cass.

Jesse, Neal G., and Kristen P. Williams. 2011. Ethnic conflict: a systematic approach to cases of conflict. Washington, DC: CQ Press.

Noel, S. J. R. 2005. From power sharing to democracy: post-conflict institutions in ethnically divided societies. Montréal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Oberschall, Anthony. 2007. Conflict and peace building in divided societies: responses to ethnic violence. London: Routledge.

Tellis, Ashley J., Thomas S. Szayna, and James A. Winnefeld. 1997. Anticipating Ethnic Conflict. Washington D.C: RAND Corporation.

United Nations Research Institute on Social Development. 1994. Conference Report: Ethnic Violence, Conflict Resolution and Cultural Pluralism. New York: UNRISD/UNDP International Seminar on Ethnic Diversity and Public Policies.


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