Why identity politics matters for security and what follows for research and policy

Bagayoko, Niagale and McLean Hilker, Lyndsay (2009) Why identity politics matters for security and what follows for research and policy. Working Paper. Unset.

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Abstract

Identity politics matter both to the persistence of insecurity and to the achievement of greater security. Evidence from multiple contexts demonstrates that identity provides an effective basis for group mobilisation into collective action both violent and non-violent in nature. If we are to work to combat insecurity at the local as well as the global level, we need to look in more depth at the processes leading to violence in the name of identity in specific contexts, and explore the types of interventions that can prevent and respond to such violence. It is especially important to understand under what circumstances identity politics can be exercised in ways that are inclusive and empowering rather than exclusionary or violent.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Working Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Anthropology
Depositing User: Lyndsay McLeanHilker
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:05
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2013 10:40
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/10161
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