Horizontal Inequalities & Conflict: Understanding Group Violence in Multiethnic Societies

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Frances Stewart
Palgrave Macmillan, May 15, 2008 - Social Science - 288 pages
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This book explores the role of horizontal inequalities - inequalities that exist between ethnic, religious or racial groups - as a source of violent conflict. This study shows how political, economic and cultural status inequalities have contributed to conflict, drawing on econometric evidence and in-depth studies of West Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia. It points the way to policies which would reverse inequality and thus reduce the risk of conflict.

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FRANCES STEWART is Professor of Development Economics and Director of the Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity, Oxford University, UK. A pre-eminent development economist, she was named one of fifty outstanding technological leaders for 2003 by Scientific American.

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