Ethnicity and Conflict in a Post-Communist World: The Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and China

Ethnicity and Conflict in a Post-Communist World: The Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and China

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Ethnicity and Conflict in a Post-Communist World: The Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and China by Peter King

The post-Communist world has seen a dramatic revival of ethnicity and nationalism. The volume explores the contemporary sources, scope and intensity of nationality conflicts in the context of a disintegrating Soviet Empire. The authors address themselves to the resurgence of ethnicity and nationalism within the former Soviet imperium, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Bulgaria and China and examine the consequences of perestroika and glasnost. Central issues involve identity formation, the nature and implications of ethnic and internal conflicts and possible paths toward resolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349222155
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/1992
Edition description: 1st ed. 1992
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface - Notes on the Contributors - Introduction;K. Rupesinghe & P. King - The Future of the Soviet Union: Deconstruction versus Disintegration; P. King - Inventions and Manifestation of Ethno- Nationalism in and after the Soviet Union; V.A. Tishkov - Inter-Ethnic Tension in the USSR: A Socio-Psychological Perspective; G.Soldatova - Management of Inter-Ethnic Conflicts in the Soviet Union; O. Vorkunova - National Minorities in Estonia; A. & M. Kirch - Causes of the Inter- Ethnic Conflict in Latvia; M. Ustinova - The Azerbaijani-Armenian Conflict: Possible Paths Towards Resolution; V. Nadien-Raevski - Inter- Ethnic Conflict in the Trans-caucasus: A Case Study of Nagorno-Karabakh; A.N. Yamskov - Internal Conflicts in Soviet Central Asia: Social and Religious Perspectives; T. Saidbaev - Communism and National Self- Determination in Central Asia; T.F. Tairov - The Brewing Ethnic Conflicts in China and Their Historical Background; H. Bockman - Linguistic Conflicts in Eastern Europe and Their Historical Parallels; M. Hroch - The Ethnic Conflict in Bulgaria: History and Current Problems; B. Tafradjiski et al - National Identity in Post-Communist Hungary; G. Csepeli - Cognitive Adequacy of Sociological Theories in Explaining Ethnic Antagonism in Yugoslavia; S. Flere - Index

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