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Modelling the Dynamics of Securizitating National Identities

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  • Martin Neumann

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    (Institute for Sociology, RWTH Aachen University)

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    Using the example of conflict escalation in former Yugoslavia, a common framework of the mechanisms leading to conflict escalation is developed in this paper. Escalation of ethno-nationalist violence is described as an endogenous feature of the nation. The principle of the nation may succeed in being an organising principle for integrating large-scale social groups. However, it may also generate the extreme event of ethno-nationalist violence. The architecture of a simulation model is described to test the extreme event hypothesis.

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    Article provided by Croatian Interdisciplinary Society Provider Homepage: http://indecs.eu in its journal Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems.

    Volume (Year): 10 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 28-49

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    Handle: RePEc:zna:indecs:v:10:y:2012:i:1:p:28-49

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    Keywords: yugoslavia; conflict escalation; securizitation; extreme events; nationalism;

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    1. Martin Neumann, 2007. "Complexity of social stability: a model-to-model analysis of Yugoslavia's decline," Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems - scientific journal, Croatian Interdisciplinary Society Provider Homepage: http://indecs.eu, vol. 5(2), pages 92-111.
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