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Ethnic groups in conflict donald l. horowitz.pdf


ethnic groups in conflict donald l. horowitz.pdf

(2) The most important theme as he rebuts economic theories is the "ethnic division of labor most economic theories assume that ethnic conflict arises either from ethnic groups competing for jobs, or business leaders competing for the same market, or whatever.
(3) Advanced groups in advanced regions (e.g.
Extending the kinship network in many ways allows the group to be more effective, reduce transaction costs, and form ethnic political organizations.
Where the electoral system facilitates, they might also coordinate their campaigning.Basques) will feel like they are like a cow being fed by Basques but milked by Madrid, but they are unlikely to secede because the economic costs would usually be high.Members of such coalitions of convenience have little in common with respect to policy preferences; they are a far cry from Axelrod's (1970) "minimum connected winning coalitions." Party distance, in fact, can be an asset; in this case, they are not competing for the same.Part I: from handout: Summary: Horowitz concedes that in no case is politics easily reduced to the simple common denominator of ethnic ties, even in deeply divided societies.The parties joined solely to pool seats; where one could assume a more dominant position, it would quickly move to jettison its awkward partner."Ethnicity and kinship thus overlap in a quite direct, operational way: the former builds on the latter, the one is often confused with the other, and behavior in one sphere is extended into the other." (61).He argues that the following dimensions are important: e severity of division-he determines that Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean have the most severe divisions.Constitutional Engineering in a Divided Society (University of California photo converter software for pc Press, 1991 The Deadly Ethnic Riot (University of California Press, 2001) and.Irrendentism is exceedingly uncommon since wwii and threats of it provoke defensive counter measures from other countries.(3) See the outline I made of this chapter in a Word file.(5) See the much more detailed notes I made in a Word file.
He says his "group entitlement" theory (this chapter) does this-it is a "joint function of comparative worth and legitimacy" that "explains why the followers follow, accounts for the intensity of group reactions, even to modest stimuli, and clarifies the otherwise mysterious quest for public signs.




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