Horizontal Inequalities and Conflict: Understanding Group Violence in Multiethnic Societies

Paperback | February 15, 2010

EditorFrances Stewart

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Violent conflict in multiethnic societies in the developing world is a pre-eminent problem of the twenty-first century. Drawing on original quantitative and qualitative research, this book shows that horizontal inequalities among religious or ethnic groups, in political, social, economic or cultural dimensions, are an important catalyst of such conflicts. The contributors identify policies to reduce horizontal inequalities and argue that such policies should now be routinely incorporated into the development agenda.
 
Now available in paperback, and with a Foreword by Kofi Annan, this book provides a major contribution to current debates on the prevention of conflict and will interest all those concerned with policy in multiethnic societies.

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Violent conflict in multiethnic societies in the developing world is a pre-eminent problem of the twenty-first century. Drawing on original quantitative and qualitative research, this book shows that horizontal inequalities among religious or ethnic groups, in political, social, economic or cultural dimensions, are an important catalys...

FRANCES STEWART is Professor of Development Economics and Director of the Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity, Oxford University, UK. A pre-eminent development economist, she was named one of fifty outstanding technological leaders for 2003 by Scientific American. Her other publications include War and Unde...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:364 pages, 8.4 × 5.4 × 0.9 inPublished:February 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Kofi Anan
PART I: 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 II: MEASUREMENT AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
Approaches to the Measurement of Horizontal Inequalities--L.Mancini, F.StewartG.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.stby
PART III: 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 IV: 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

Editorial Reviews

"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