Ethnicity and Territory in the Former Soviet Union: Regions in Conflict

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The collapse of the Soviet empire in 1991 removed a decades-long system of successful control of potential ethnic and regional conflict . The result was the eruption of numerous conflicts over state-building, some of which degenerated into violence and some of which were resolved or prevented by strategies of accommodation. This volume explores the common trends and differences in the responses of the new post-Soviet states to the problems of state-building in ethnically and regionally divided societies, focusing...

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Overview

The collapse of the Soviet empire in 1991 removed a decades-long system of successful control of potential ethnic and regional conflict . The result was the eruption of numerous conflicts over state-building, some of which degenerated into violence and some of which were resolved or prevented by strategies of accommodation. This volume explores the common trends and differences in the responses of the new post-Soviet states to the problems of state-building in ethnically and regionally divided societies, focusing on the impact of ethnic and regional conflicts on post-communist transition and institutional development. The book will be essential reading for specialists and students alike who are interested in conflict regulation and post-Soviet politics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714682105
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/1/2001
  • Series: Routledge Series in Federal Studies Series
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

List of maps
List of Post-Soviet Conflicts
Comparing Regional and Ethnic Conflicts in Post-Soviet Transition States 1
Managing Secession Potential in the Russian Federation 36
The 'New' Ukraine: A State of Regions 69
Regionalism in Moldova: The Case of Transnistria and Gagauzia 101
Multinationality, Regions and State-Building: The Failed Transition in Georgia 123
The Irony of Nagorno-Karabakh: Formal Institutions versus Informal Politics 143
Patterns of Centre-Regional Relations in Central Asia: The Cases of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Uzbekistan 165
The OSCE and Regional Conflicts in the Former Soviet Union 194
Conflict and Accommodation in the Former Soviet Union: The Role of Institutions and Regimes 220
Abstracts 241
Notes on Contributors 245
Index 247
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