Dr Vogt presents parts of his forthcoming book at University of El Salvador

On March 29, Manuel Vogt, Lecturer in International Security at the Department of Political Science, held a talk on ‘Indigenous Mobilization and Political Inclusion in Central America’ at the University of El Salvador in San Salvador. The talk took place on the occasion of the University's inauguration of the new academic year. Manuel presented parts of his forthcoming book on ‘Mobilization and Conflict in Multiethnic States’ (Oxford University Press), focusing on the impact of ethnic mobilization in Latin America. Manuel’s work shows that in extremely unequal multiethnic societies, ethnic organizations promote the political inclusion of historically marginalised groups. Thus, rather than fomenting division and violence, as suggested in previous research, in societies with a history of ethnic discrimination, ethnic organizations contribute to between-group equality.