Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict / Edition 2

Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict / Edition 2

by Michael E. Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262523159

ISBN-13: 9780262523158

Pub. Date: 09/01/2001

Publisher: MIT Press

Most recent wars have been complex and bloody internal conflicts driven to a significant degree by nationalism and ethnic animosity. Since the end of the
Cold War, dozens of wars -- in Bosnia, Kosovo, Rwanda, Somalia, the former Soviet
Union, and elsewhere -- have killed or displaced millions of people. Understanding and controlling these wars has become

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Overview

Most recent wars have been complex and bloody internal conflicts driven to a significant degree by nationalism and ethnic animosity. Since the end of the
Cold War, dozens of wars -- in Bosnia, Kosovo, Rwanda, Somalia, the former Soviet
Union, and elsewhere -- have killed or displaced millions of people. Understanding and controlling these wars has become one of the most important and frustrating tasks for scholars and political leaders.This revised and expanded edition of
Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict contains essays from some of the world's leading analysts of nationalism, ethnic conflict, and internal war. The essays from the first edition have been updated and supplemented by analyses of recent conflicts and new research on the resolution of ethnic and civil wars.The first part of the book addresses the roots of nationalistic and ethnic wars, focusing in particular on the former Yugoslavia. The second part assesses options for international action,
including the use of force and the deployment of peacekeeping troops. The third part examines political challenges that often complicate attempts to prevent or end internal conflicts, including refugee flows and the special difficulties of resolving civil wars.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262523158
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Series:
International Security Readers
Edition description:
revised edition
Pages:
509
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

The Contributors
Acknowledgments
Preface
Pt. IThe Sources of Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
The Causes of Internal Conflict: An Overview3
Hypotheses on Nationalism and War26
Nationalism and the Marketplace of Ideas61
The Banality of "Ethnic War"97
Containing Fear: The Origins and Management of Ethnic Conflict126
Pt. IIOptions for International Action
Internal Conflict and International Action: An Overview163
Military Responses to Refugee Disasters193
Kosovo and the Great Air Power Debate233
Lessons of Liberia: ECOMOG and Regional Peacekeeping267
Peacebuilding and the Limits of Liberal Internationalism299
Pt. IIIPolitical Challenges
Refugee Flows as Grounds for International Action337
Spoiler Problems in Peace Processes366
Designing Transitions from Civil War: Demobilization, Democratization, and Commitments to Peace415
Possible and Impossible Solutions to Ethnic Civil Wars444
Suggestions for Further Reading484

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