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The move towards disintegration: Explaining ethnosecessionist mobilization in South Asia

Ganguly, R. (1997) The move towards disintegration: Explaining ethnosecessionist mobilization in South Asia. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 3 (2). pp. 101-130.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13537119708428504
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Abstract

The aim of this article is to analyze ethnosecessionist mobilization ‐ that is, political mobilization in support of national independence by breaking away from the existing state. The author tests the applicability of theories of ethnic political mobilization in explaining ethnosecessionist tendencies in South Asia in the 1980s. The causal variables that have a bearing on ethnic political mobilization are identified; using binary coding, each causal variable is linked with the outcome variable for each case selected for study in order to reveal the various causal combinations of the phenomenon; and using Boolean methodology, the various causal combinations are reduced to determine the minimum causal conjunctures of ethnosecessionism in South Asia, which can be related to the key causal requirements of the different theories of ethnic political mobilization to determine which theories are more applicable in explaining ethnosecessionist tendencies.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Management and Governance
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Copyright: The Author
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/28607
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