"Resentment, Repression, and Refuge. A Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Ethno-Political Conflict"

Open Lectures Autumn 2014

  • Datum: 30.10.2014
  • Uhrzeit: 14:00 - 15:30
  • Vortragender: Stefan Lindemann (Frankfurt)
  • Stefan Lindemann is currently Sector Economist for Peace and Security at KfW Development Bank and an Associate Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of African Affairs. He was previously a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity and an Associate Lecturer at the Department of Political Science of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. He holds a PhD in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a German-French Double Master in Political Science from the Freie Universität Berlin and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP). Stefan is interested in a broad range of peace and security related issues, with a particular focus on ethnic armed conflict. His work has been published in journals such as African Affairs, Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, Third World Quarterly, Conflict, Security & Development, and Global Environmental Politics, among others.
  • Ort: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Raum: Library Hall
"Resentment, Repression, and Refuge. A Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Ethno-Political Conflict"

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This lecture asks why ethnic exclusion from executive-level state power leads to armed rebellion in some cases but not in others. To answer this question we develop a five-factor model of ethnic conflict, which is used to investigate the diverging conflict trajectories of 94 ‘most similar’ ethnic groups. Employing crisp-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) methodology, we find that the resentment created by ethno-political exclusion translates into violent conflict if the state reacts against initial protests and mobilization with indiscriminate violence, and if there is a refuge area either within or outside the country which allows regime opponents to organize armed resistance.

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