Ethnicity

Scholarly Publications

Ethnicity, Insurgency, and Civil War

February 2003

An influential conventional wisdom holds that civil wars proliferated rapidly with the end of the Cold War and that the root cause of many or most of these has been ethnic and religious antagonisms...

Civil Wars and State-Building in Africa and Eurasia

December 2002

This book compares sub-Saharan Africa and the former Soviet Union, two regions beset by the breakdown of states suffering from extreme official corruption, organized crime extending into warlordism...

Other Publications

The false promise of the nation-state

September 2011

Emerging nation-states like Libya and Palestine are constrained by local elites integration in socio-economic networks.

News

Stanford conference promotes new thinking on migration and integration

September 2013

Academics from American, European and Asian universities came together at Stanford University on September 19th and 20th to present their research on the large-scale movements of people, and engage...

How one school district found religion

June 2006

Americans have never been in greater need of understanding religious differences and cultivating respect for religious freedom.

Events

Muslims in France: Identifying a Discriminatory Equilibrium

October 18, 2012

David Laitin is the James T. Watkins IV and Elise V. Watkins Professor of Political Science and an affiliated faculty member at CISAC.

Can the Good Guys Win? Moral Dilemmas in Asymmetric War

April 27, 2012

Abstract: In the lecture I will address the criticism that is current among some soldiers and academic strategists these days that if you try to fight an asymmetric war in accordance with the US...

Afghanistan: The Road Ahead

April 17, 2012

About the topic: This talk will provide a current affairs assessment of the situation in Afghanistan.

People

Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)