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Urban fault lines in Shangri-La: population and economic foundations of interethnic conflict in the Tibetan areas of western China

Fischer, Andrew Martin (2004) Urban fault lines in Shangri-La: population and economic foundations of interethnic conflict in the Tibetan areas of western China. Crisis States working paper, 42. Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper argues that contemporary experiences of social exclusion and interethnic conflict in the Tibetan areas of Western China are interrelated and revolve around three processes – population, growth and employment – all of which centre on the urban areas. In this setting, the critical factors generating exclusion and fuelling conflict are the differentials between groups, such as urbanisation rates and education levels, rather than base line characteristics, such as population shares or poverty levels. The paper starts with a brief overview of ethnic conflict in the Tibetan areas, followed by an analysis of population issues and the economic fundamentals of exclusionary growth. It closes with some reflections on the role that ethnic conflict plays within these processes.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.crisisstates.com/Publications/publicati...
Additional Information: © 2004 Andrew Martin Fischer
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Sets: Departments > International Development
Research centres and groups > Crisis States Research Centre
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 42
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2008 09:46
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/20403/

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