The principal idea of this study is to investigate to what extent it is possible to explain the emergence of ethnic conflicts and the variation in the degree of ethnic conflicts by our assumed predisposition to ethnic nepotism, not to find explanations for all ethnic conflicts.
Abstract. Introduction. Theoretical background. Research design. Empirical analysis. Europe: old national and new racial conflicts. Western hemisphere: dampening effects of racial mixtures. Asia and Oceania: religious and national animosities. Africa: tribal and racial conflicts. Situational factors connected with ethnic conflicts. Conclusion. Appendices. References. Index.