How Horizontal Inequalities Lead to Conflict in Migration Countries
- Political violence between natives and immigrants has been observed in many countries. However, the mechanisms underpinning the link between migration and political violence remain poorly understood.
- Horizontal inequalities, between natives and migrants, are key factors in understanding when and where violence against migrants breaks out.
- In order to prevent the outbreak of nativist violence, we recommend that policy-makers take steps to promote the political and economic inclusion of indigenous groups, specifically in the context of high-migrations.
Fabien Cottier, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Roch Yao Gnabeli, University Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan
Jean-Louis Lognon, University Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan
Sarah Bütikofer, University of Zurich, Switzerland
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