The Foundations of Ethnic Politics : Separatism of States and Nations in Eurasia and the World (Hardcover)

Author: Hale, Henry E.

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Publisher Cambridge University Press
Mfg Part# 9780521894944
SKU 208020954
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0521894948
Release Date 5/7/2012
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.5L x 0.75T
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Editors Note Despite implicating ethnicity in everything from civil war to economic failure, researchers seldom consult psychological research when addressing the most basic question: What is ethnicity? The result is a radical scholarly divide generating contradictory recommendations for solving ethnic conflict. Research into how the human brain actually works demands a revision of existing schools of thought. At its foundation, ethnic identity is a cognitive uncertainty-reduction device with special capacity to exacerbate, but not cause, collective action problems. This produces a new general theory of ethnic conflict that can improve both understanding and practice. A deep study of separatism in the USSR and CIS demonstrates the theory's potential, mobilizing evidence from elite interviews, three local languages, and mass surveys. The outcome is a significant reinterpretation of nationalism's role in the USSR's breakup, which turns out to have been a far more contingent event than commonly recognized. International relations in the CIS are similarly cast in new light.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0296
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