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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

Iraq now - headed for civil war or already there?

February 2006

Is civil war likely to break out in Iraq? It already has, according to CISAC faculty member James D. Fearon, a political science professor who studies recent civil wars.

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

Suicide Attacks: Incorrect Arguments and Anomalies

October 18, 2007

Martha Crenshaw (speaker) is a senior fellow at CISAC and FSI and a professor of political science by courtesy.

The Logic of Forcible Recruitment and Child Soldiering: Evidence from Northern Uganda

October 26, 2006

Christopher Blattman is currently completing a PhD in economics at UC Berkeley and holds a master's degree from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

Iraq: No Graceful Exit from a Collapsed State

January 11, 2007

In this talk James Fearon will be speaking about his forthcoming article, "The Civil War in Iraq," in the March-April 2007 Foreign Affairs.

People

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