Friday, June 27, 2008

POLITICS: Is Democracy Dangerous in Multi-ethnic Societies?

POLITICS: Is Democracy Dangerous in Multi-ethnic Societies?

An interview with Frances Stewart, Oxford University Professor of Development Economics

Inter Press Service

OXFORD, Jun 26, 2008 (IPS) - The Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity (CRISE) would seem to have its work cut out for it in a world racked by brutal and enduring conflict. The centre's goal is to explore the links between ethnicity, inequality and conflict in order to identify policies that could lead to more inclusive multi-ethnic societies.

A first book-length publication 'Horizontal Inequalities and Conflict: Understanding Group Violence in Multi-Ethnic Societies' from CRISE is slated for a July release, the fruit of the institution’s recent years of research into conflict and its causes.

To find out more about that research, IPS correspondent Michael Deibert spoke to CRISE Director Frances Stewart.

Read the full article here.

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