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Unformatted text preview: Spiral of insecurity Abstract theories aimed at combining several ideas. Focuses on the structure of the situation, strength of federal government as the main explanation for ethnic war Combining the stories: modern hatred not ancient. Place economic problems on the despised out-group, Ethnic symbolism combines logic of ancient hatreds, manipulative leaders, and economic rivalry = mobilization comes from preconceived conflicts of interest. Prejudiced symbolic politics and insecurity feed each other. The necessary precondition for ethnic war are ethnic myths and fears and the opportunity to act on them politically. Extremes of politics of ethnic symbolism and insecurity reinforce each other into a spiral 16:55 16:55...
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course CICS 301 taught by Professor Allanstam during the Fall '11 term at University of Michigan.
- Fall '11