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Mobilization and Conflict in Multiethnic States

Manuel Vogt


Why are ethnic movements more likely to turn violent in some multiethnic countries than in others? Focusing on the long-term legacies of European colonialism, this book presents two ideal-typical logics of ethnic group mobilization—one of violent competition and another of nonviolent emancipatory opposition. The book’s theory first explains why ethnic grievances are translated into either violent or nonviolent forms of conflict as a function of distinct ethnic cleavage types, resulting from different colonial experiences. Violent intergroup conflict is least likely where settler colonialism re ... More

Keywords: ethnic movement, civil conflict, nonviolent conflict, group mobilization, inequality, colonialism, ethnic organization, mixed methods, sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190065874
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190065874.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Manuel Vogt, author
Associate Professor in International Security, Department of Politics, School of Public Policy, University College London