Searching for Peace in Europe and Eurasia: An Overview of Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Activities

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A project of the European Centre for Conflict Prevention in the Netherlands, with support from other peace organizations and European government agencies, the reference proposes a framework for understanding the conflicts in Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia; presents regional surveys on the dynamics, political development, policy options, future perspectives, and conflict prevention and management tools that have been applied; and analyses of 18 major violent conflicts in Europe and Eurasia. Annotation c. ...
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A project of the European Centre for Conflict Prevention in the Netherlands, with support from other peace organizations and European government agencies, the reference proposes a framework for understanding the conflicts in Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia; presents regional surveys on the dynamics, political development, policy options, future perspectives, and conflict prevention and management tools that have been applied; and analyses of 18 major violent conflicts in Europe and Eurasia. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. 1 Reflections
1 Conflict Prevention and the European Union: A Potential Yet to Be Fully Realized 3
2 The OSCE: Uniquely Qualified for a Conflict-Prevention Role 15
3 History and Legacies of the USSR: The Demise of a Multiethnic Experiment 27
4 Minority Issues in Southeastern Europe: A Future of Ethnically "Pure" States? 39
5 NGOs Versus Political Parties: Combatting Xenophobia and Racism in Western Europe 51
6 The FRESTA Approach: Stimulating Cross-Border Connections in Civil Society 63
7 Calling for a Broad Approach to Conflict Resolution 71
8 The State of the Art of Conflict Transformation 77
9 Toward National Infrastructures for Peacebuilding 91
10 Preventing Violent Intrastate Conflicts: Learning Lessons from Experience 99
Pt. 2 Surveys of Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Activities
11 Western Europe 123
11.1 Northern Ireland 124
11.2 Spain and the Basque Conflict 140
12 Eastern Mediterranean 155
12.1 Cyprus 156
12.2 Turkey 169
13 Southeastern Europe 183
13.1 Regional Introduction 184
13.2 The Collapse of Tito's Yugoslavia 195
13.3 Policy Recommendations 209
13.4 Albania 218
13.5 Bosnia and Herzegovina 232
13.6 Croatia 248
13.7 Macedonia 264
13.8 Moldova 280
13.9 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 283
13.10 Kosovo 289
13.11 Montenegro 309
13.12 Serbia 322
14 Russian Federation 341
14.1 Regional Introduction 342
14.2 Chechnya 354
14.3 Dagestan 374
14.4 North Ossetia/Ingushetia 389
15 Southern Caucasus 403
15.1 Regional Introduction 404
15.2 Georgia 416
15.3 Nagorno Karabakh 445
16 Central Asia 469
16.1 Regional Introduction 470
16.2 Policy Recommendations 480
16.3 The Ferghana Valley 489
16.4 Tajikistan 516
Pt. 3 Directory
European Union 541
OSCE 544
United Nations 546
Albania 551
Armenia 552
Austria 557
Azerbaijan 560
Belarus 564
Belgium 565
Bosnia and Herzegovina 576
Bulgaria 581
Canada 582
Croatia 583
Cyprus 586
Czech Republic 587
Denmark 589
Estonia 593
Finland 594
France 595
Georgia 601
Germany 608
Greece 623
Hungary 625
Ireland 626
Italy 631
Japan 638
Kazakhstan 639
Kyrgyzstan 642
Latvia 647
Lithuania 649
Luxembourg 649
Macedonia 650
Moldova 655
The Netherlands 656
Norway 668
Poland 675
Portugal 677
Romania 678
Russia 681
Slovakia 690
Slovenia 691
Spain 692
Sweden 696
Switzerland 707
Tajikistan 719
Turkey 727
Ukraine 728
United Kingdom 729
United States 762
Uzbekistan 776
Yugoslavia, Federal Republic of Kosovo 777
Yugoslavia, Federal Republic of Montenegro 778
Yugoslavia, Federal Republic of Serbia 779
App. 1 Selected Government Agencies and Ministries 785
App. 2: Internet Resources 791
Selected Bibliography 797
Subject Index 805
Index of Organizations 821
About the Searching for Peace Program 831
About the Book 832
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