Dynamics of Ethnic Conflict

Teaching Module

Theoretical concepts: ethnic conflict, ethnicity, relative deprivation

Case study: Nation building in Central Asia in the 1920s 


  1. What policies did contribute to the experience of relative deprivation among ethnic groups in Central Asia?
  2. How did competition for the control of resources or power contribute to ethnic tensions?
  3. What was the role of the third party (Russian army, Soviet government) in the exacerbation of ethnic tensions in Central Asia? 
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Dynamics of Ethnic Conflict