Ethnic Conflict: Causes, Consequences, and Responses / Edition 1

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Why does ethnic conflict remain one of the major security challenges in today's world? Can we avoid another Rwanda in the future? How was it possible, after almost four decades, to achieve a lasting settlement to the conflict in Northern Ireland, while that in Kashmir remains unresolved after more than sixty years?
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A welcome blend of readability, originality, and utilisation ofinformed writing on ethnic conflict in its comparative andinternational settings."
New Zealand International Review

"This volume reflects the cutting edge of scholarship on ethnicconflict by two leading scholars in the field. An invaluableaddition to the literature."
Richard Caplan, University of Oxford

"This important work expertly reviews the causes of ethnicconflict in order to develop persuasive recommendations forsuccessful conflict-management intervention. Going beyondtraditional texts, the volume reflects the latest research on theexternal causes of internal conflicts. Cordell and Wolff integratetheory with practice, and keep the book very timely, through aseries of in-depth case studies of recent ethnic conflicts. This isan impressive work of scholarship, ideal for introductory courseson ethnic conflict and conflict management."
Alan Kuperman, University of Texas at Austin

"This very readable and passionate analysis of ethnic conflict,its sources and management in the post-Cold War world, represents asignificant and valuable contribution to the literature on thestudy of politics and ethnicity."
Adrian Guelke, Queen's University of Belfast

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745639314
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/19/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,112,532
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Karl Cordell is Reader in Politics at the University of Plymouth

Stefan Wolff is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for International Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution at the University of Nottingham

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi

1 Introduction 1

2 The Study of Ethnic Conflict 4

Part 1 The Causes and Consequences of Ethnic Conflict 23

3 Theories of Ethnic Conflict 25

4 Motive, Means and Opportunity: A Framework for Understanding the Cause of Ethnic Conflict 44

Part II Responses to Ethnic Conflict

5 The Prevention, Management and Settlement of Ethnic Conflicts 79

6 International Intervention 100

7 Conflict Settlement in Theory and Practice 138

8 'Alternatives' to Consensual Conflict Settlement 171

9 Conclusion 193

Notes 197

References 209

Index 225

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