International Development, Community, and Environment

Title

The Military Uses of Ethnicity

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Governments often use armies composed of multiple ethnic groups as an instrument of power. Though long neglected by political scientists, such armies are significant in the cohesion of nation states, as case studies of Malaysia, Yugoslavia, Lebanon, Britain, and Kenya demonstrate. From a paper presented at the Richardson Institute, London, 1975.

Publication Title

Millennium - Journal of International Studies

Publication Date

1-1-1975

Volume

4

Issue

3

First Page

220

Last Page

234

ISSN

0305-8298

DOI

10.1177/03058298750040030301

Keywords

developing countries, ethnic groups, armed forces

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology

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