POLS 373 Foundations of Comparative Politics. Banality of ‘Ethnic War’: Discussion Lecture Date: October 11, 2005. Banality of Ethnic War | Discussion. Q: What is Mueller’s central argument?. Banality of Ethnic War | Discussion. Mueller’s Position:
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Banality of ‘Ethnic War’: Discussion
Lecture Date: October 11, 2005
Mueller’s Comparative Strategy? Is it …
To refresh your memory, these are:
(1) to see case in relation to others; and
(2) to aim at generalization
The answer is clearly “yes” on both counts.
Mueller use of Rwanda demonstrates his clear intention to see Yugoslavia in relation to others; moreover, he points out that his reason for using Rwanda is to “explore the possibilities for generalizing from the Yugoslav experience …”.
The existence of vicious, opportunistic, but substantially non-ideological criminals and criminal-like elements
An extremely brutal outbreak of societal wide violence