Ethnic and Religious Violence

Authored by: Delphine Alles

Routledge Handbook of Security Studies

Print publication date:  July  2016
Online publication date:  July  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138803930
eBook ISBN: 9781315753393
Adobe ISBN: 9781317620921


 Download Chapter



The current period seems to be characterized by a growing number of ethnic and/or religious tensions, in parallel with the mobilization of collective identity narratives during violent conflicts – whether these narratives legitimate, motivate, or denounce the resort to violence. Most domestic conflicts do have an ethnic or religious dimension which tends to become increasingly salient as the conflict persists, notwithstanding the variety of root-causes that may be involved in these processes. Yet, the terms of the interrelationship between ethnicity and religion on the one hand, and ethnicity, religion, and violence on the other, are far from settled.

Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.