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Intragroup Divisions in Ethnic Conflicts: From Popular Grievances to Power Struggles.

Caspersen, Nina (2008) Intragroup Divisions in Ethnic Conflicts: From Popular Grievances to Power Struggles. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 14 (2). pp. 239-265. ISSN 1557-2986

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Abstract

Divisions within ethnic groups are, contrary to nationalist claims to homogeneity, found in almost every ethnic conflict. Is such intraethnic rivalry based on differing views of how best to protect collective interests or is it largely over power and spoils? The answer to this question has important implications for our understanding of ethnic conflicts and for their potential resolution. This article analyzes intraethnic rivalry in three cases: among the Serb elites in Croatia and Bosnia and among the Armenian elite in Nagorno Karabakh. It highlights the fluidity of ethnic conflicts but also finds a common trend towards factionalization and away from popular constraints.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Nationalism and Ethnic Politics
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
ID Code: 34127
Deposited By: Mrs Yaling Zhang
Deposited On: 02 Sep 2010 15:25
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:33
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/34127

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