On the Role of Information Factor in Ethnic Conflct

А. И. Мусаев


Currently, signifiantly increased value of information flws are setting up new conditions under which ethnic conflcts rise and develop. Because of the specifi nature of ethnic conflcts, which are usually characterized by a higher degree of animosity and mass involvement of people, information resources become an integral element of ethnic conflcts having a signifiant impact on their development. Moreover, in modern conditions ethnic conflct management and reconcilement should necessarily include the usage of information inflence. In this article author examines the role of mass media in the ethnic conflcts and how the information is used as a resource of inflence during the conflct interaction, also it is emphasized the importance of a comprehensive study of historical information while dealing with ethnic conflcts.


еthnic conflct; information; information inflence; mass media; information confrontation; ethnic conflct management


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