The Ties That Divide: Ethnic Politics, Foreign Policy, and International Conflict

The Ties That Divide: Ethnic Politics, Foreign Policy, and International Conflict

by Stephen M. Saideman
     
 

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Ethnic conflicts have created crises within NATO and between NATO and Russia, produced massive flows of refugees, destabilized neighboring countries, and increased the risk of nuclear war between Pakistan and India. Interventions have cost the United S

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Ethnic conflicts have created crises within NATO and between NATO and Russia, produced massive flows of refugees, destabilized neighboring countries, and increased the risk of nuclear war between Pakistan and India. Interventions have cost the United S

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Saideman focuses on the foreign policies of states toward ethnic conflict, and the support they give to an ethnic group or the state it opposes. He discusses competing explanations for why states support some ethnic groups but not others, and then tests these explanations through qualitative and quantitative analyses. He argues that the international dynamics of current ethnic conflicts are similar to those of the past, and examines in detail three conflicts from recent decades: the Congo Crisis of 1960-1963, the Nigerian Civil War of 1967-1970, and the demise of Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231506274
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
07/24/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
348
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Stephen M. Saideman is an assistant professor of political science at Texas Tech University.

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