Share this

The Politics of Ethnicity in Southwest Asia: Political Development or Political Decay?
Zalmay Khalilzad challenges the widespread thesis that the politicization of ethnicity will result in fragmentation of many multiethnic Third World states. By examining the cases of Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan, he concludes that modernization and economic development have shifted power in favor of the center, complicating the prospects for ethnic separatists.

More by This Author

The Soviet Union and the Strategy of Non-Alignment in the Third World, Roy Allison
Reviewed by Zalmay Khalilzad

Revolutionary Afghanistan: A Reappraisal, Beverly Male
Reviewed by Zalmay Khalilzad

The Struggle for Afghanistan, Nancy P. Newell and Richard S. Newell
Reviewed by Zalmay Khalilzad

The Clouded Lens: Persian Gulf Security and U.S. Policy, James H. Noyes
Reviewed by Zalmay Khalilzad

more by this author

About PSQ's Editor

Demetrios James Caraley

Full Access

Join the Academy of Political Science and automatically receive Political Science Quarterly.

Editor’s spotlight

Developments in Beijing

The Varieties of Collective Financial Statecraft: The BRICS and China

Chinese Thinking on the South China Sea and the Future of Regional Security

Search the Archives

Publishing since 1886, PSQ is the most widely read and accessible scholarly journal with distinguished contributors such as: Lisa Anderson, Robert A. Dahl, Samuel P. Huntington, Robert Jervis, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Theda Skocpol, Woodrow Wilson

view additional issues

New APS Book

Continuing Issues in U.S. National Security Policy   CONTINUING ISSUES IN U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY

Most read

Articles | Book reviews

Understanding the Bush Doctrine
Robert Jervis

The Study of Administration
Woodrow Wilson

Notes on Roosevelt's "Quarantine" Speech
Dorothy Borg

view all

About US

Academy of Political Science

The Academy of Political Science, promotes objective, scholarly analyses of political, social, and economic issues. Through its conferences and publications APS provides analysis and insight into both domestic and foreign policy issues.

Political Science Quarterly

With neither an ideological nor a partisan bias, PSQ looks at facts and analyzes data objectively to help readers understand what is really going on in national and world affairs.

Stay Connected

newsstand locator
About APS