Ethnic Polarization, Ethnic Salience, and Civil War

@article{Bhavnani2009EthnicPE,
  title={Ethnic Polarization, Ethnic Salience, and Civil War},
  author={R. Bhavnani and Dan Miodownik},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  year={2009},
  volume={53},
  pages={30 - 49}
}
  • R. Bhavnani, Dan Miodownik
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Conflict Resolution
  • This article examines how the relationship between ethnic polarization and civil war could be moderated by different degrees of ethnic salience. Using an agent-based computational model, we analyze the polarization—conflict relationship when ethnic salience is ``fixed''—high for every member of two nominally rival ethnic groups— and ``variable''—permitted to vary across individuals as a function of relative income. We find that (1) when salience is fixed, conflict onset is twice as high at low… CONTINUE READING
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