The Resolution of Ethnic Conflict: Towards a Typology

  title={The Resolution of Ethnic Conflict: Towards a Typology},
  author={John Coakley},
  journal={International Political Science Review},
  pages={343 - 358}
  • J. Coakley
  • Published 1 October 1992
  • Sociology
  • International Political Science Review
The set of policies adopted by states to deal with their ethnic minorities, ranging from genocide, population transfer, and boundary alteration to assimilation and accommodation, is presented in a typology. The nature of the policies adopted depends on such characteristics as the source of differentiation of the minority, its relationship to other groups in the state in demographic terms, the nature of the cultural division of labour, the tradition of the state in terms of its recognition of… 

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