Structure, Politics, and Action: An Integrated Model of Nationalist Protest and Rebellion
Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Vol. 12, pp. 1-39, 2006
39 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2011
Date Written: January 4, 2006
This paper presents an integrated model of contentious nationalist activity, with structure, politics, and action assuming equal roles in an interdependent causal system. The model is tested using simultaneous equation systems on 130 ethno-nationalist groups from 199-298. The results confirm the vital, indirect role of grievances and group identity on protest and the powerful direct and indirect effects of political opportunity structure variables on protest and rebellion. Repression is shown to have a particularly escalatory impact on the conflict process.
Keywords: nationalism, ethnic conflict, protest, rebellion, social movements, domestic conflict
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