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date: 21 February 2020

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This article focuses on ethnic conflict and ethnic identity. It begins by differentiating these from nationalism, national identity, and civil wars. It presents a survey of the explanations provided in four traditions of enquiry, and also provides an analysis of the inadequacies or merits of arguments within each tradition. The article also reviews the evolution of arguments related to this field.

Keywords: ethnic conflict, ethnic identity, nationalism, national identity, civil wars, traditions of enquiry

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