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Vanhanen, T. (2012). Ethnic Conflicts: Their Biological Roots in Ethnic Nepotism. London: Ulster Institute for Social Research.

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  • TITLE: Ethnic Nepotism as a Cross-Cultural Background Factor of Ethnic Conflicts

    AUTHORS: Tatu Vanhanen

    KEYWORDS: Ethnic Nepotism, Ethnic Heterogeneity, Cross-Cultural, Conflicts

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Political Science, Vol.4 No.3, July 31, 2014

    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this article has been to explore why ethnic conflicts tend to break out in all ethnically divided societies. The principal explanation was traced to the evolved disposition for ethnic nepotism shared by all human populations. Ethnic nepotism was measured roughly by the degree of ethnic heterogeneity of the populations. It was correlated with the scale of ethnic conflicts in the group of 187 countries. The results of correlation analysis indicate that ethnic heterogeneity explains 55% of the variation in the scale of ethnic conflicts, and the results of regression analysis disclose that the same relationship more or less applies to all 187 countries. These results led to the conclusion that ethnic nepotism is the common cross-cultural background factor which supports the persistence of ethnic conflicts in the world as long as there are ethnically divided societies.