Facing Ethnic Conflicts: Toward a New Realism / Edition 1

Facing Ethnic Conflicts: Toward a New Realism / Edition 1

by Andreas Wimmer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742535851

ISBN-13: 9780742535855

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Bringing together editors and contributors from academic institutions, think tanks and consultancy groups, and a variety of international and governmental organizations from the Western world, this volume of 22 essays seeks to encourage communication between separate strands of research on ethnic conflict, emphasizing the cross-regional, general level. Authors were…  See more details below

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Bringing together editors and contributors from academic institutions, think tanks and consultancy groups, and a variety of international and governmental organizations from the Western world, this volume of 22 essays seeks to encourage communication between separate strands of research on ethnic conflict, emphasizing the cross-regional, general level. Authors were asked to represent their version of the state of the art and provide a sequential discussion of how to understand ethnic conflicts, the possibilities of conflict prevention, interventions, and the design of institutions "that may guide the dynamics of ethnic politics into nonviolent forms." Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742535855
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
1,019,013
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.96(h) x 1.14(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction : facing ethnic conflicts1
1A few cautionary notes on the history and future of ethnonational conflicts23
2Ethnicity without groups34
3Ethnic conflict and the colonial legacy53
4Exclusion, marginalization and political mobilization : the road to hell in the Great Lakes61
5Conflicts start with words : fighting categories in the Chechen conflict78
6The asymmetry between the dynamics of violence and the dynamics of peace : the case of civil wars96
7Looking back, looking forward : reflection on preventing inter-ethnic conflict113
8Operationalizing the lessons from recent experience in field-level conflict prevention strategies120
9Sources and settlements of ethnic conflicts141
10Transforming ethnic conflict : theories and practices160
11From resolution to transformation : assessing the role and impact of dialogue projects174
12Justice and reconciliation in fragmented societies189
13Ethnic pluralism : strategies for conflict management203
14External democracy support : challenges and possibilities212
15Liberalism, democracy and conflict management : the African experience226
16Some realism about constitutional engineering245
17The politics of electoral systems in transition258
18Territorial autonomy : permanent solution or step towards secession?274
19Containing ethnonationalist violence283
20Decentralized governance in fragmented societies : solution or cause of new evils?301
21Hidden ties : similarities between policy and research approaches to ethnic conflicts315
22Toward a new realism333

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