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Ethnic Competition and Modernization in Contemporary Africa

Bates, Robert H. (1974) Ethnic Competition and Modernization in Contemporary Africa. Comparative Political Studies, 6 (4). pp. 457-484. ISSN 0010-4140. doi:10.1177/001041407400600403.

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It has been argued that modernization promotes potentially disintegrative forces in developing areas, and in particular, often gives rise to powerful ethnic groupings (for example, see Geertz, 1963; Melson and Wolpe, 1970; Huntington, 1968). In this article, we elaborate this hypothesis in the context of the developing nations of black Africa. We note that important competition can and do covary in contemporary Africa (Morrison and Stevenson, 1972). And we attempt to explain why this should be so.

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Additional Information:© 1974 SAGE Publications, Inc. This paper is a revised and shortened version of a paper presented to the Program of Eastern African Studies of Syracuse University and is published with their permission. The assistance of the Program is gratefully acknowledged. Originally issued as Social Science Working Paper 16, entitled "Ethnicity and Modernization in Contemporary Africa".
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Official Citation:Ethnic Competition and Modernization in Contemporary Africa. Robert H. Bates. Comparative Political Studies. Vol 6, Issue 4, pp. 457 - 484. First Published January 1, 1974.
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