ethnic mobilization; ethnic conflict; inequality; exclusion; ethnic politics
Sáenz de Tejada Ricardo (2016), Culturas políticas de las izquierdas revolucionarias, in Casaús Marta (ed.), Marcial Pons Ediciones de Historia; Prensas de la Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, 361-387.
Mukunto Ignatius Kabale (2016), Mediation and the Transformation of the Lunda-Luvale Conflict, in Conflict Studies Quarterly
, 14, 61-73.
Kapesa Robby, Mwitwa Jacob, Chikumbi D. C. (2016), Social Conflict in the Context of the Development of New Mining Concessions in Zambia, in Southern African Peace and Security Studies
, 4(2), 41-62.
Saenz de Tejada Ricardo (2015), Democracia y elecciones en Guatemala 1984-2011
, Editorial Cara Parens, Guatemala City.
Saenz de Tejada Ricardo (2015), Las estructuras elementales de la política: cómo operan las redes político económicas ilícitas en Guatemala, in Revista Análisis de la Realidad Nacional
, 14, 119-136.
Saenz de Tejada Ricardo (2015), Modernización y conflictos, 1944-2000, in Arroyo Barbara et al. (ed.), Editorial Cara Parens, Guatemala, 95-226.
Cederman Lars-Erik, Hug Simon, Schädel Andreas, Wucherpfennig Julian (2015), Territorial Autonomy in the Shadow of Conflict: Too Little, Too Late?, in American Political Science Review
, 109(2), 354-370.
Vogt Manuel (2015), The Disarticulated Movement: Barriers to Maya Mobilization in Post-Conflict Guatemala, in Latin American Politics and Society
, 57(1), 29-50.
Vogt Manuel, Escaping the Resource Curse: How Power-sharing Prevents Ethnic Conflict over Resource Wealth in Africa, in Falola Toyin (ed.), I.B. Tauris & Co. Publishers, London.
Vogt Manuel, Indigenous Movements and Ethnic Inclusion in Latin America, in International Studies Quarterly
Vogt Manuel, Bormann Nils-Christian, Rüegger Seraina, Cederman Lars-Erik, Hunziker Philipp, Girardin Luc, Integrating Data on Ethnicity, Geography, and Conflict: The Ethnic Power Relations Dataset Family, in Journal of Conflict Resolution
Bormann Nils-Christian, Cederman Lars-Erik, Vogt Manuel, Language, Religion, and Ethnic Civil War, in Journal of Conflict Resolution
This project proposes to study the link between group-level inequality and ethnic conflict in fragile states. As illustrated by the Arab spring, numerous civil wars and uprisings, continue to claim thousands of casualties, result in huge refugee flows, and cause economic distress. In most cases the state is either under attack or is so fragile that it can hardly control its territory. While recent scholarship has demonstrated that economic and political inequality between ethnic groups appears to be a major contributing factor to political instability and conflict, the exact mechanisms behind this regularity have so far not been sufficiently probed. Through partnerships with researchers in six carefully selected countries, who will help us improve our data and analysis covering both their own countries and the surrounding region, our project aims to improve the precision of our measures of political and economic inequality, while at the same time extend both data and analysis on mobilization processes involving political organizations that mobilize and represent ethnic groups. More detailed understanding of such processes will, therefore, improve governance such that inequality can be reduced and its adverse consequences, especially with respect to conflict and political instability, can be mitigated.