The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.

Politicization and Militarization of Conflicts

Joint Research Coordinator MATSUDA Motoji (Special Guest Researcher)

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The objectives of this joint research are to consider the ethnic and religious conflicts which are rife in various parts of the world, not in terms of supra-historical clashes between groups, but instead by adopting a standpoint which views these events as being born and taking shape through the process of the surfacing of contradictions, and that struggles arise through manipulation among social categories. This research should thereby prove able to make socioscientific contributions to understanding conflicts.