Horizontal Inequalities and Conflict

Understanding Group Violence in Multiethnic Societies

  • Frances Stewart

Part of the Conflict, Inequality and Ethnicity book series (CoIE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Concepts and Issues

  3. Measurement and Statistical Analysis

  4. Horizontal Inequalities and Conflict in Three Regions

  5. Conclusions and Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Frances Stewart, Graham K. Brown, Arnim Langer
      Pages 301-325
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 326-364

About this book


Drawing on econometric evidence and in-depth studies of West Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia, this book explores how horizontal inequalities - ethnic, religious or racial - are a source of violent conflict and how political, economic and cultural status inequalities have contributed. Policies to reverse inequality would reduce these risks.


conflict Developing Countries East Asia environment Group Violence political violence religion violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Frances Stewart
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of International DevelopmentOxford UniversityUK

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