Ethnic Cleansing, History of

  title={Ethnic Cleansing, History of},
  author={Liliana Riga},
  • Liliana Riga
  • Published 2015
  • Political Science
  • The term ethnic cleansing emerged during the 1990s' wars of Yugoslav secession, but it has since been used to describe and theorize a range of ethnic conflicts, including forms of genocide and mass atrocity. Drawing on classical and modern historical cases, ethnic cleansing may include colonial or frontier cleansing of indigenous populations, forcible population transfers, and mass expulsions following partitions of postwar settlements, ideological ‘classicides,’ and elements of genocide… CONTINUE READING