Ethnic Shifts and Conflict

Required

Green, Elliott (2012). “Demographic Change and Conflict in Contemporary Africa,” in Jack A. Goldstone, Eric Kaufmann and Monica Duffy Toft, eds. Political Demography: How Population Changes are Reshaping International Security and National Politics (Boulder: Paradigm).

Côté, Isabelle, and Matthew I. Mitchell (2017). “Demography, Migration, Conflict and the State,” in Côté, Isabelle, Matthew I. Mitchell, and Monica Duffy Toft, eds. (2018). People Changing Places: New Perspectives on Demography, Migration, Conflict, and the State (London: Routledge), pp. 3-20

Recommended

Côté, Isabelle, Matthew I. Mitchell, and Monica Duffy Toft, eds. (2018). People Changing Places: New Perspectives on Demography, Migration, Conflict, and the State (London: Routledge).

Fargues, Philippe (2000). “Protracted national conflict and fertility change: Palestinians and Israelis in the twentieth century.” Population and Development Review 26(3): 441-482.

Fearon, James D. and David Laitin (2011). “Sons of the Soil, Migrants, and Civil War.” World Development 39(2): 199-211.

Horowitz, Donald L. (1985). Ethnic Groups in Conflict (Berkeley: University of California Press), pp. 175-181 (‘the fear of extinction’); 194-196 (‘winning the census’); 262-265 (‘When paths cross’) 

Kaufmann, Eric (2011). “Demographic Change and Conflict in Northern Ireland: Reconciling Qualitative and Quantitative Evidence.” Journal of Ethnopolitics 10(3-4): 369-89.

Lynch, Gabrielle (2011). “The wars of who belongs where: the unstable politics of autochthony on Kenya’s Mt Elgon,” Journal of Ethnopolitics 10(3-4): 391-410.

McNamee, Lachlan (2018). “Mass Resettlement and Political Violence: Evidence from Rwanda.” World Politics 70(4): 595-644.

Nordas, Ragnhild (2012). “The Devil in the Demography? Religion, Identity and War in Cote D’Ivoire,” in Jack A. Goldstone, Eric Kaufmann and Monica Duffy Toft, eds. Political Demography: How Population Changes are Reshaping International Security and National Politics (Boulder: Paradigm).

Slack, J. Andrew and Roy R. Doyon (2001). “Population dynamics and susceptibility for ethnic conflict: The case of Bosnia and Herzegovina.” Journal of Peace Research 38(2): 139-161.

Toft, Monica D. (2007). “Population shifts and civil war: A test of power transition theory.” International Interactions 33(3):243-269.

Wimmer, A. (2008). “The making and unmaking of ethnic boundaries: A multilevel process theory.” American Journal of Sociology 113(4): 970-1022.

Essay Question

  • How can shifts in the ethnic composition of a nation lead to ethnic conflict? Answer with respect to several cases.

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