The Ethnic Challenge to International Security
by Ted Robert Gurr
Futures Research Quarterly
pp. 11 - 23
Explores the nature of the challenges ethnicity poses to the state system. He argues that large numbers of the world's people identify primarily with a people as opposed to a state system, and because of this, do not share a commitment to preservation of the state system as it is currently constituted. He concludes with four general principles for governments and international organizations that hope to manage and transform future ethnopolitical conflicts.