Ethnic Mobilization and Ethnic Violence

James D. Fearon

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548477
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

Ethnic Mobilization and Ethnic Violence


This article studies ethnic mobilization and ethnic violence. It reviews some of the salient empirical patterns that concern cross-national and temporal variation in the politicization of ethnicity and ethnic violence. It also tries to explain the prevalence and variation of politicized ethnicity, and then arguments proposing to explain the occurrence of ethnic violence.

Keywords: ethnic mobilization; ethnic violence; empirical patterns; cross-national variation; temporal variation; politicization; politicized ethnicity

Article.  7736 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Comparative Politics

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