Dynamics of Ethnic Conflict (Teaching Module)

This teaching module examines the dynamics of identity-based conflict as presented in the following 4-C model (Comparison, Competition, Confrontation, and Counteraction) in Soviet Central Asia. Using the primary source materials from the RPI collection, students will learn:

  1. How specific policies contributed to the experience of relative deprivation among ethnic groups in Central Asia
  2. How  competition for the control of resources or power contributes to ethnic tensions
  3. The role of the third party (Russian army, Soviet government) in the exacerbation of ethnic tensions in Central Asia?

Included is a description of theoretical concepts, case analysis, and bibliograhy.


by Karina V. Korostelina