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Ideas in conflict: the nationalism literature and the comparative study of civil war

Kissane, Bill and Sitter, Nick (2013) Ideas in conflict: the nationalism literature and the comparative study of civil war. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 19 (1). pp. 38-57. ISSN 1353-7113

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Abstract

The comparative study of civil war has recently gone through a structural turn, towards large-n quantitative studies that explain the variation in the incidence of civil wars in terms of structural factors. The alternatives have been a return to case studies and a constructivist critique that emphasizes the role of ideas in conflict. While there is no a priori reason to reconcile these approaches, it remains a practical task for those who want to understand how a given social situation escalates into civil war. After reviewing the two poles in the debate, we mine the literature on nationalism for insights into this issue

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/fnep20
Additional Information: © 2013 Taylor & Francis
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
Sets: Departments > Government
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2013 16:50
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/49541/

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