The Parable of the Tribes: Identity and Conflict

Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences, 4(3), 663-675, 2012

13 Pages Posted: 10 Aug 2012

Date Written: May 9, 2012

Abstract

The present paper explains the Parable of the Tribes by concentrating on the relationship between identity and conflict. By introducing Jan Neverdeen Pieterse’ seminal work on ethnicity the Parable of the Tribes is explained and analyzed as an example of ethnic conflict. Finally the paper concludes by recommending the adoption of the paradigm of “Human Security” as a viable alternative to choosing from a set of objective criteria as in principled negotiation, or to constructing a brand new shared worldview through dialogic cosmopolitanism and problem solving workshops.

Keywords: Realism, Cosmopolitanism, International Relations, Ethnic Conflict

Suggested Citation

von Feigenblatt, Otto Federico, The Parable of the Tribes: Identity and Conflict (May 9, 2012). Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences, 4(3), 663-675, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2127442

Otto Federico Von Feigenblatt (Contact Author)

Real Academia de Doctores de España ( email )

Madrid
Spain

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