The Post-Soviet Wars: Rebellion, Ethnic Conflict, and Nationhood in the Caucasus

The Post-Soviet Wars: Rebellion, Ethnic Conflict, and Nationhood in the Caucasus

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by Christoph Zurcher
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814797245

ISBN-13: 9780814797242

Pub. Date: 09/01/2009

Publisher: New York University Press

The Post-Soviet Wars is a comparative account of the organized violence in the Caucusus region, looking at four key areas: Chechnya, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Dagestan. Zürcher’s goal is to understand the origin and nature of the violence in these regions, the response and suppression from the post-Soviet regime and the resulting

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The Post-Soviet Wars is a comparative account of the organized violence in the Caucusus region, looking at four key areas: Chechnya, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Dagestan. Zürcher’s goal is to understand the origin and nature of the violence in these regions, the response and suppression from the post-Soviet regime and the resulting outcomes, all with an eye toward understanding why some conflicts turned violent, whereas others not. Notably, in Dagestan actual violent conflict has not erupted, an exception of political stability for the region. The book provides a brief history of the region, particularly the collapse of the Soviet Union and the resulting changes that took place in the wake of this toppling. Zürcher carefully looks at the conditions within each region—economic, ethnic, religious, and political—to make sense of why some turned to violent conflict and some did not and what the future of the region might portend.

This important volume provides both an overview of the region that is both up-to-date and comprehensive as well as an accessible understanding of the current scholarship on mobilization and violence.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814797242
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction: War and Peace in the Caucasus
2 Setting the Stage: The Past, the Nation, and the State
3 Making Sense: Conflict Theory and the Caucasus
4 Wars over Chechnya
5 Wars in Georgia
6 The War over Karabakh
7 Wars That Did Not Happen: Dagestan and Ajaria
8 Conclusion: Post-Soviet Wars and Theories of Internal Wars
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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