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Ethnogovernmentality: the colonial legacy of the nexus between ethnicity, territory and conflict

Hoffmann, Kasper (2021) Ethnogovernmentality: the colonial legacy of the nexus between ethnicity, territory and conflict. Conflict Research Management (08 Jan 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

An “ethnic territory” may seem like self-explanatory unit: A bounded space inhabited by people belonging to the same ethnic community with shared interests and values. However, ethnic territories are thoroughly historical and contested constructions. While ethnic territories are historical and contested constructions, they are not innocent. Throughout history they have been deployed to naturalise and justify mass violence, exclusion, oppression, and inequality in many corners of the world (see e.g. here and here). During moments of violent upheaval and conflict, essentialised ideas of ethnic territories often come to the fore, informing people’s understanding of the conflict’s stakes and fault-lines...

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/crp/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2021 11:06
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2021 23:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108736

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