Why Minorities Rebel: A Global Analysis of Communal Mobilization and Conflict since 1945

  title={Why Minorities Rebel: A Global Analysis of Communal Mobilization and Conflict since 1945},
  author={Ted Robert Gurr},
  journal={International Political Science Review},
  pages={161 - 201}
  • T. Gurr
  • Published 1 April 1993
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • International Political Science Review
Political protest and rebellion by communal groups has become a major impetus to domestic and international political change. This study uses new coded data on 227 communal groups throughout the world to assess a general model of how and why they mobilize to defend and promote their collective interests. Statistical analysis shows that cultural identity, inequalities, and historical loss of autonomy all contribute substantially to their grievances. Political mobilization, grievances, and the… 

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