Structure and Strategy in Ethnic Conflict

  title={Structure and Strategy in Ethnic Conflict},
  author={Donald L. Horowitz},
  • Donald L. Horowitz
  • Published 1998
There is a long-standing difference of approach between those who see ethnic groups as firmly bounded, durable communities inclined toward ethnocentrism, hostility to outsiders, and passionate conflict, and those who see them as social constructs, with a solidarity based on material rewards and conflict behavior based on calculation. This difference of approach ought to yield to a new synthesis based on an understanding of ethnicity as a powerful Gemeinschaft affiliation that can induce both… CONTINUE READING