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Multinational corporations and ethnic conflict: Theory and experience

Hook, J. and Ganguly, R. (2000) Multinational corporations and ethnic conflict: Theory and experience. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 6 (1). pp. 48-71.

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Several cases have emerged recently in which ethnic groups have blamed the resource-extracting activities of multinational corporations (MNCs) in their 'homeland' for the outbreak of violent conflict with the state. In this article, causal conditions identified by three existing theories of ethnic political mobilization are linked to the resource-extracting activities of MNCs in order to ascertain how such MNC activity may stir up and exacerbate ethnic conflict in states and regions where they operate. The theoretical framework is then applied to three empirical case studies.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Copyright: The Authors
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