Globalization And Ethnic Conflict Analysis

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Three Scenarios Constructed from the literary assessment of globalization and ethnic conflict, let us attempt to understand the three prevailing perspectives of ethnic conflicts discerned by Ishiyama: first, globalization and economic integration has perturbed ethno-political forces; second, globalization has augmented conflicts because of a backlash against encroachment of identity; thirdly, the association of globalization and cultural conflict is overstated (Ishiyama 2004). The first view is that globalization and economic incorporation perturbs ethno-political forces. MacManus considers economic interdependence – greater trade and economic flows – as a provocateur of politics and cultural backlashes that have been the seeds of conflict (Ishiyama 2004). These advocates would most likely adhere to the global chaos theory, underlining the resistance around the globe against the convergences. Note that this view argues it is non-ethnic factor, namely, economic factor leading to ethnic clashes. Primordialists may claim that encroachment upon their identity is a result of economic globalization. Meanwhile, instrumentalists argue that economic globalization generates inequity which results in deprivation and crimes, breeding a ground conducive for leaders to mobilize masses by engaging the ethnicity. Frequently, politicians provoke hatred of a minority group to strengthen their place; in the worst scenario these propagandas result in ethnic cleansing as well as genocide. The

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