Talk:Ethnic violence

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Do you think a better title would be "Racially-motivated terrorism" or "Racist terrorism"? The latter gives twice as many Google hits as "ethnic terrorism". Conocimiento 01:29, 21 May 2005 (UTC)

I've got a better name for this article.."ethnically-motivated terrorism". Conocimiento 02:06, 21 May 2005 (UTC)

I strongly favour "racial terrorism" or similar. This stub so far isn't about just any ethnically based terrorist groups (like ETA or the Tamil Tigers which fight for homelands for ethnic Basques and Sri Lankan Tamils respectively, or the UVF or the IRA which each attack members of the others' ethnic or sectarian community, or Shiv Sena which targets members of the Muslim ethno-religious minority in India), but specifically racist ones like the KKK. QuartierLatin 1968 5 July 2005 22:04 (UTC)

Added a reference to Don Black (of stormfront) and "Operation Red Dog", a thwarted terror plot against Dominica. Duckmonster 13:42, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

AfD at Definitions of Pogrom[edit]

Hi everyone, we'd be grateful for your thoughts at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Definitions of Pogrom. Oncenawhile (talk) 18:40, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Combining this page with Ethnic Conflict? Under this format[edit]

Hello all, I am looking to combine the ethnic violence and ethnic conflict pages into one more cohesive page. Moreover, I would like to further expand the section on the causes of ethnic violence. What do you think of this idea? Below is an expanded version of my basic proposed outline:

Causes of Ethnic Violence[edit]

I would be further explaining, using the research of prominent scholars in the field of course, the following questions:

Top-down or Bottom Up?[edit]

There is currently no mention of top-down vs bottom-up on the ethnic violence/conflict page (or any mention of these concepts in the social science sphere of wikipedia). Thus, I would like to summarize several of the prevalent and authoritative arguments for each side of the question as well as explain the concept. Since this is a driving question for many of political scientists of today, I think it's important to have this summary of the current discussion. I would be illustrating their points with the case studies the political scientists use to make it clearer. I was planning to add 3-4 paragraphs each for top-down and bottom-up.

I would also add a subsection within this to explain ethnic entrepreneurs and any prevailing political science jargon which might occur.

Interstate vs Intrastate Violence[edit]

I am not sure if this belongs under its own section or a subsection of the TD vs BU debate, but the driving force for two states going to war with a framework of ethnic violence is an important subject.

Moments of Ethnic Violence[edit]

In this section, I would like to discuss today's theories on when ethnic violence actually breaks out. Several theorists suggest that it's during democratization or a certain critical mass of a population that ethnic violence occurs. Therefore, I would summarize the main

  • arguments:
  • democratization
  • demography
  • wealth
  • primordial
  • anarchy

If anyone feels that a major event or exogenous shock is missing, please do not hesitate to respond to this.

Mitigation of Ethnic Violence/Conflict[edit]

Here, I would like to discuss the institutions, on an international and state level, that might lower tension and actually prevent ethnic violence. This is currently being further researched, so if anyone has any suggestions for places to look, I would be very grateful.

So what do you think? Akm2173 (talk) 03:09, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

Hello! amannavani and I are thinking about deleting the Causality and characteristics section and moving the examples to the ethnic conflict page. We find that the CandC section is written as an opinion piece and not coherent with wikipedia guidelines. We'll be doing that sometime this week. what do you think? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Akm2173 (talkcontribs) 14:16, 27 March 2016 (UTC)