Development Strategies, Identities, and Conflict in Asia explores the links between Asian governments' development strategies and the nature and dynamics of inter-group violence, analyzing variations in strategies and their impacts through broad comparative analyses, as well as case studies focused on eight countries.
About the Author
Natalia S. Mirovitskaya is a Senior Research Scholar and Lecturing Fellow in Public Policy at the Duke Center for International Development, USA.
Table of Contents1. War, Peace, and Many Shades in Between: Asia in the New Millennium; William Ascher and Natalia S. Mirovitskaya 2. The Nexus of Economic Strategies and Intergroup Violence; William Ascher and Natalia S. Mirovitskaya 3. Tribal Participation in India's Maoist Insurgency: Examining the Role of Economic Development Policies; Sumit Ganguly and Jennifer Oetken 4. Intra-State Conflicts and Development Strategies: The Baloch Insurgency in Pakistan; G. Shabbir Cheema 5. Development Strategies, Religious Relations, and Communal Violence in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia: A Cautionary Tale; Lorraine V. Aragon 6. Exploring the Relationship between Development and Conflict: The Malaysian Experience; Ananthi Al Ramiah and Thillainathan Ramasamy 7. Official Development Assistance (ODA) and Conflict: A case study on Japanese ODA to Vietnam; Edward M. Feasel 8. Socioeconomic Change, Intra-ethnic Competition and Political Salience of Ethnic Identities: The Cases of Turkey and Uzbekistan; Ebru Erdem-Akcay 9. Local vs. Transcendent Insurgencies: Why Economic Aid Helps Lower Violence in Dagestan, but not in Kabardino-Balkaria; Mikhail Alexseev 10. The Conflict-Development Nexus in Asia: Policy Approaches; William Ascher and Natalia S. Mirovitskaya