PS201 - Political Science Research Writing
Hillary Parsons Dick
Historical & Political Studies; College of Arts & Sciences
Nationalism has played an important role in the birth of separatist movements through isolation or conformity on the minority population by the majority. By adding the examples of the Uyghurs of China and the Tamils of Sri Lanka to the assumptions posed by researchers, this paper reveals that a procedure is followed by the minority group. Although the Uyghurs and the Tamils are two different groups located in different countries, they both follow a methodology that leads them to pursue their call for independence, which is illustrated through their reaction to the majority group. This systematic process is attributed to the constant pressure and attacks of the minority groups by the majority population and the majoritarian government, indirectly becoming the source for separatist movements.
Segura, Claudia, "Separatism: Product of the Majoritarian Government" (2015). Faculty Curated Undergraduate Works. 29.