The Ties That Divide: Ethnic Politics, Foreign Policy, and International Conflict [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview


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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231506274
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 7/24/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • 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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 The Problem: Why Do States Take Sides in Ethnic Conflicts? 1
2 Explaining the International Relations of Ethnic Conflict 12
3 Understanding the Congo Crisis, 1960-1963 36
4 Religious Ties and the Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970 70
5 The International Relations of Yugoslavia's Demise, 1991-1995 103
6 Quantitative Analyses of Ethnic Conflict's International Relations 154
App. to Chapter 6 200
7 Findings, Future Directions and Policy Dilemmas 203
Notes 223
References 249
Index 269
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