Facing Ethnic Conflicts: Toward a New Realism / Edition 1by Andreas Wimmer
Pub. Date: 08/28/2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Ethnic conflict is the major form of mass political violence in the world today, and it has been since World War II. Dramatic acts of terrorism and calculated responses to them may distract the attention of policymakers and the public, but ethnic and nationalist conflict continues to pose the greatest challenge to peace and security across the globe. Causes of such… See more details below
Ethnic conflict is the major form of mass political violence in the world today, and it has been since World War II. Dramatic acts of terrorism and calculated responses to them may distract the attention of policymakers and the public, but ethnic and nationalist conflict continues to pose the greatest challenge to peace and security across the globe. Causes of such conflict and ideas about how to address it are hotly debated in the literature that has emerged over the past fifteen years. This volume offers a unique overview of research and policy approaches to ethnic conflicts. It is the first book to bring together experienced policymakers and key scholars from all disciplines. They debate how to best understand the rise and escalation of ethnic conflict, assess different strategies for peacemaking, mediation, and reconciliation, and evaluate the prospects for conflict management through institutional design. In contrast with a more enthusiastic assessment of the willingness and capacity to successfully intervene in ethnic conflict, this volume documents the new realism that has emerged over the past decade. It recognizes the complex and protracted nature of such conflicts and demands a multifaceted, case-by-case approach sustained by long-term political engagement. Published in co-operation with the Center for Development Research, University of Bonn.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 2 Introduction: Facing Ethnic Conflicts Part 3 I Understanding Ethnic Conflicts Part 4 The Rise of the Ethnic Question Chapter 5 A Few Cautionary Notes on the History and Future of Ethnonationalist Conflicts Chapter 6 Ethnicity without Groups Chapter 7 Ethnic Conflict and the Colonial Legacy Part 8 The Dynamics of Escalation Chapter 9 Exclusion, Marginalization and Political Mobilization: The Road to Hell in the Great Lakes Chapter 10 Conflicts Start with Words: Fighting Categories in the Chechen Conflict Chapter 11 The Asymmetry between the Dynamics of Violence and the Dynamics of Peace: The Case of Civil Wars Part 12 II The Politics of Intervention Part 13 Prevention and Peacemaking Chapter 14 Looking Back, Looking Forward: Reflections on Preventing Inter-ethnic Conflict Chapter 16 Operationalizing the Lessons from Recent Experience in Field-Level Conflict Prevention Strategies Chapter 17 Sources and Settlements of Ethnic Conflicts Chapter 18 Transforming Ethnic Conflict: Theories and Practices Part 19 Mediation and Reconciliation Chapter 22 From Resolution to Transformation: Assessing the Role and Impact of Dialogue Projects Chapter 23 Justice and Reconciliation in Fragmented Societies Part 25 III Institutional Reform Part 26 Democracy and Electoral Systems Chapter 27 Ethnic Pluralism: Strategies for Conflict Management Chapter 28 External Democracy Support: Challenges and Possibilites Chapter 29 Liberalism, Democracy, and Conflict Management: The African Experience Chapter 30 Some Realism about Constitutional Engineering Chapter 32 The Politics of Electoral Systems in Transition Part 33 Federalism and Autonomy Chapter 34 Territorial Autonomy: Permanent Solution or Step toward Secession? Chapter 35 Containing Ethnonationalist Violence Chapter 36 Decentralized Governance in Fragmented Societies: Solution or Cause of New Evils? Part 37 IV Conclusion Chapter 39 Hidden Ties: Similarities between Research and Policy Approaches to Ethnic Conflicts Chapter 40 Toward a New Realism
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