Horizontal Inequalities and Conflict: Understanding Group Violence in Multiethnic Societies by F. StewartHorizontal Inequalities and Conflict: Understanding Group Violence in Multiethnic Societies by F. Stewart

Horizontal Inequalities and Conflict: Understanding Group Violence in Multiethnic Societies

EditorF. Stewart

Paperback | April 24, 2008

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Drawing on econometric evidence and in-depth studies of West Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia, this book explores how horizontal inequalities - ethnic, religious or racial - are a source of violent conflict and how political, economic and cultural status inequalities have contributed. Policies to reverse inequality would reduce these risks.
GRAHAM BROWN is Research Officer, Southeast Asia, the Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity (CRISE), University of Oxford, UK CORINNE CAUMARTIN is Research Officer, Latin America, CRISE, University of Oxford, UK MATTHEW GIBNEY is Reader in Forced Migration and Senior Researcher specializing in political theory...
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Title:Horizontal Inequalities and Conflict: Understanding Group Violence in Multiethnic SocietiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:364 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:April 24, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230245501

ISBN - 13:9780230245501

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: CONCEPTS AND ISSUES Horizontal Inequalities and Conflict: An Introduction and Some Hypotheses; F.Stewart Who Should be Included? Noncitizens, Conflict and the Constitution of the Citizenry; M.Gibney Cultural Status Inequalities: An Important Dimension of Group Mobilization; A.Langer& G.K.Brown Horizontal Inequalities: Explaining Persistence and Change; F.Stewart& A.Langer PART TWO: MEASUREMENT AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS Approaches to the Measurement of Horizontal Inequalities; L.Mancini, F.Stewart& G.K.Brown Horizontal Inequality and Communal Violence: Evidence from Indonesian Districts; L.Mancini Inequalities, the Political Environment and Civil Conflict: Evidence from 55 Developing Countries; G.Østby PART THREE: HIS AND CONFLICT IN THREE REGIONS When Do Horizontal Inequalities Lead to Conflict? Lessons from a Comparative Study of Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire; A.Langer Horizontal Inequalities and Ethnic Violence: Evidence from Calabar and Warri, Nigeria; U.Ukiwo Ethnicity, Religion and the State in Ghana and Nigeria: Perceptions from the Street; A. Langer& U.Ukiwo Inequality, Ethnicity and Political Violence in Latin America: The Cases of Bolivia, Guatemala and Peru; C.Caumartin, G.Gray Molina& R.Thorp Horizontal Inequalities and Separatism in Southeast Asia: A Comparative Perspective; G.K.Brown PART FOUR: CONCLUSIONS AND POLICIES Major Findings and Conclusions on the Relationship Between Horizontal Inequalities and Conflict; F.Stewart, G.K.Brown & A.Langer Policies towards Horizontal Inequalities; F.Stewart, G.K.Brown& A.Langer Conclusions

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"This interdisciplinary volume provides a fresh look at a perennial problem: the role of economic inequality in producing intergroup conflict. Its wealth of insights from its distinguished authors will stimulate academic and policy debate for years to come."- Donald L. Horowitz, James B. Duke Professor of Law and Political Science, Duke University, USA "Innovative and insightful, this is a timely book now that both the disequalizing forces of globalization and internecine conflicts over resources have heightened ethnic and racial conflicts in many countries. This is not only an excellent academic text but also an accessible source for all engaged in peace building and conflict prevention."- Thandika Mkandawire, Director, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development