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Unformatted text preview: Tuesday, Janua ry 22, 2008 Robert Bates Instrumentalism Ethnic conflict increases because of modernization Modernity greater rate of urbanization, higher levels of education, greater per capita of income, greater political participation, greater media participation, greater employment in industrial sector (cluster of desired goods) Ethnic conflict is not supposed to occur, but when it does its a result of irrational behavior Gellner states become more modern, civic identity begins to form Geertz ethnic conflict increases because of modernization Marxist when ethnic conflict does occur in modern society, its false consciousness (conflict isnt about ethnicity, its about classes) Ethnic competition competition between ethnic groups for goods and resources that are scarce o Relative deprivation how you perceive your status relative to the status of other groups Ethnic groups groups that are organized around a common set of interests, believe they...
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