Ideological motives in spoiler violence: Postconflict Assam, Northeast India

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dc.contributor.author Wilson, Christopher en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-20T23:35:24Z en
dc.date.issued 2017 en
dc.identifier.citation Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 23(3):280-296 2017 en
dc.identifier.issn 1353-7113 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/36813 en
dc.description.abstract Spoilers of peace agreements are normally seen as motivated by utility maximization, their actions intended to gain a larger proportion of postconflict political power or economic wealth. In this article, I examine this perspective via a comparative analysis of two cases of spoiler violence in Assam, India, one involving a spoiler excluded from the agreement and the other a spoiler central to the peace process and the postconflict political and economic milieu. Both cases suggest that some spoiling action following peace agreements is less instrumental and driven more by emotional and ideological phenomena than this leading understanding suggests. en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge) en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Nationalism and Ethnic Politics en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Ideological motives in spoiler violence: Postconflict Assam, Northeast India en
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/13537113.2017.1344765 en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 280 en
pubs.volume 23 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Taylor & Francis (Routledge) en
pubs.end-page 296 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 645820
pubs.org-id Faculty of Arts en
pubs.org-id Social Sciences en
pubs.org-id Politics & International Relations en
dc.identifier.eissn 1557-2986 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-08-09 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2017-07-25 en


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