Ethnogenesis and Statelessness

  title={Ethnogenesis and Statelessness},
  author={Vincent Geloso and Louis Rouanet},
  journal={Global Business Issues eJournal},
  • Vincent Geloso, Louis Rouanet
  • Published 2020
  • Political Science
  • Global Business Issues eJournal
  • The process of ethnogenesis (i.e. the formation of new ethnic groups) can be considered equivalent to the production of "governance goods" in situation of statelessness. The process of ethnogenesis is a response to the problem of social distance between heterogeneous groups which is a barrier to trade. As an investment in governance, ethnogenesis reduces this trade barrier and expands the scope for specialization. To argue the case, this paper relies on two examples of peaceful and productive… CONTINUE READING
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