Research report 2010 - Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

National unity in weak states

Knörr, Jacqueline
Integration und Konflikt (Schlee)
Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung, Halle/Saale
Generally, so-called weak states are associated with weak national unity, especially in the postcolonial world. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology have shown that national identities are often much more developed in weak states than generally suggested. Moreover, these national identities can significantly contribute to conflict regulation and foster societal acceptance of processes of post-conflict reintegration and reconciliation.

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