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INTL4280_Jan24 - Thursday Janua ry 24 2008 Problems With...

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Unformatted text preview: Thursday, Janua ry 24, 2008 Problems With Bates’ Argument • If identities are a rational tool, then how can they stir up the interest of the collective? They have to be deep-seeded in something in order to do that. • Is ethnic conflict solely about a competition for benefits? o Some conflict are the result of historical or religious antagonisms. (Sunni vs. Shiia) • What happens when there is ethnic conflict where there is no resource scarcity? o Relative deprivation (job competition) Smith • Causality – which came first, who creates ethnic identity? • Political tool or deep seeded? • Argues against primordialism • Says instrumentalism doesn’t explain ethnic conflict o Unpredictability of conflict o Instrumentalism doesn’t explain why groups are willing to die for an ethnic identity that isn’t deep-seeded o Why are they so durability, why do ethnic identities have a lasting influence?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course INTL 4280 taught by Professor Mitchell during the Spring '08 term at UGA.

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INTL4280_Jan24 - Thursday Janua ry 24 2008 Problems With...

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