Origins of Conflict- Identity
•Identity is described as a sense of belonging to a group or geographical area where there is a similar generic character, similairty or distingusihing feature.
•This may be the ethnicity, langauge and religion.
•Conflict may arise when a group of people feel there identity is in danger
•Nationalism: loyalty and devotion to a nation. Only the interests and culture of that nation is promoted.
•Regionalism: consciousness of and loyalty to a distinct region within that nation. This may lead to the development of a political or social system based on the areas.
•Localism: an affection for a particular place, often displayed through nimbysim (not in my back yard).