Individual Identity Attachments and International Conflict

  title={Individual Identity Attachments and International Conflict},
  author={Douglas M Gibler and Marc L. Hutchison and Steven V. Miller},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  pages={1655 - 1683}
This article provides some of the first individual-level evidence for the domestic salience of territorial issues. Using survey data from more than 80,000 individual respondents in 43 separate countries, we examine how conflict affects the content of individual self-identification. We find that international conflict exerts a strong influence on the likelihood and content of individual self-identification, but this effect varies with the type of conflict. Confirming nationalist theories of… 

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