The Sociology of Ethnic Conflicts: Comparative International Perspectives

@article{Williams1994TheSO,
  title={The Sociology of Ethnic Conflicts: Comparative International Perspectives},
  author={Robin Murphy Williams},
  journal={Review of Sociology},
  year={1994},
  volume={20},
  pages={49-79}
}
  • R. Williams
  • Published 1994
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Review of Sociology
Oppositions and deadly conflicts among ethnic collectivities are important around the word. Ethnies (our term for ethnic groups) also strongly affect interstate relations. Both interethnic and ethnic-state conflicts tend to be severe, protracted, and intractable. At the extremes, the stakes are total: survival versus genocide Competition and rivalry for individualized economic and political goods are important, but the most intense conflicts are to be expected when the stakes are collective… 

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