This essay makes a provocative case against the study of ‘ethnic conflict’ as a special subset of political conflict. It pushes against the ‘silo-ing’ of conflict studies that exists in which ‘specialists’ study ‘civil war’, ‘counter-insurgency’, ‘ethnic conflict’, ‘terrorism’, etc. It calls for theories and hypothesis tests drawn from frameworks of political conflict that can explain everything from quiescence that is seen in contemporary Syria.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cultural Studies
- Political Science and International Relations