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Priorities for Research on Culture, Identity, and Conflict
Pages 17-20

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... Moreover, if the goal is to explain specific outcomes, such as ethnic strife, the relationship between identity and action must be addressed more fully. Therefore, it is worthwhile to shift attention from theorizing ethnicity and identity formation to understanding ethnically motivated behavior, in other words, how ethnic identity influences behavior and actions that lead to conflict.
From page 18...
... A group's perception of social and political inequality, trampled dignity, and a sense of humiliation are causes of negativism in identity. A condition for tolerant interethnic relations may be the positive perception of one's own group (including a critical regard for negative facts in its history and current life)
From page 19...
... · Relations between ethnic groups: The level of tension as well as actual relations between groups change, and these changes must be monitored. SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND CULTURAL CONDITIONS Worldwide political and economic changes, often associated with the term globalization, can contribute to altering social, economic, and cultural conditions in a way that contributes to the emergence of ethnic conflict.
From page 20...
... In this respect, the role of the state in regulating ethnic relations may include legislative acts, executive or governmental decisions, selective enforcement of laws and administrative practices, as well as the use of police or military force. Along these themes, further research is needed on the following issues: · More work should be done in determining the optimal role of the state in regulating ethnic relations and its intervention on ethnoterritorial Foundries, especially in conditions where a state is identified with an ethnonational majority, or where linguistic and/or cultural assimilation or accommodation has progressed.

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