Understanding Ethnic Conflict: The International Dimension, Update Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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Ethnic Conflictsurveys theories of nationalism and ethnic conflict and describes how international actors both manage and exacerbate ethnic and sectarian divisions in a country. Discussing issues of international norms, security, and intervention, this text presents a model of ethnic conflictrs"s internationalization and apply it to five original case studies. The innovative combination of theory and case study allows students to understand this global issue through in-depth examples and to critically examine ethnic conflict in the post-Cold War era.

Table of Contents

Ethnic Conflict and International Politics: A Conceptual Framework
Ethnic Conflict on the World Stage
Ethnic Conflict and International Norms
Ethnic Conflict and International Security
Resolving Ethnic Conflicts Through International Intervention
Case Studies
Nationalism and the Collapse of an Empire: The Soviet Union, Russia, and Chechnya
Separatist Movements in Constitutional Democracies: Canada and Quebec Nationalism
Protracted Ethnic Wars: The Tamil-Sinhalese Conflict in Sri Lanka
Weak States and Ethnic Conflict: Secessionism and State Collapse in Africa
Western Military Intervention and Ethno-Religious Conflicts: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yugoslavia
U.S. Foreign Policy and Nationalism: To Intervene or Not to Intervevene?
Selected Bibliography
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