Ethnic Conflict and the Limits of Nonviolent Resistance

  title={Ethnic Conflict and the Limits of Nonviolent Resistance},
  author={Costantino Pischedda},
  journal={Security Studies},
  pages={362 - 391}
Abstract Recent research shows that campaigns of nonviolent resistance are much more successful in producing radical political change than armed rebellion. I argue that the study of nonviolent resistance has paid insufficient attention to a key condition for success—a shared ethnic identity between challengers and government. When challengers and incumbent belong to different ethnic groups, the prospects of campaign success are drastically curtailed, as this situation of “ethnic conflict… 
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