Written by one of the world's leading scholars in the field, thisbook provides an excellent introduction to ethnic conflict in thecontemporary world. In ten concise chapters, Milton Esman exploresthe origins of ethnic pluralism and analyses the causes andmanifestations of conflicts, both peaceful and violent, involvingethnic communities across the globe. He discusses the role ofoutsider-governments, diasporas, international agencies, andnon-government organizations in provoking and managing ethnicconflicts, and appraises methods which have proven effective fortheir peaceful resolution. The book concludes with a look at thefuture of ethnic conflict and argues for the need to regulate suchconflicts in an increasingly interdependent world. Enriched by a plethora of apt examples drawn from all continents,with end of chapter summaries and a glossary of key terms, thistextbook is essential reading for all students of politics,international relations and political sociology.
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About the Author
Milton J. Esman is John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and Emeritus Professor of Government, Cornell University.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Incidence and Scope of Ethnic Conflict.
Chapter 2 Ethnic Sentiments and Solidarities.
Chapter 3 Origins of Ethnic Pluralism.
Chapter 4 For What do they Contend?.
Chapter 5 The Contemporary State and Outsider Intervention.
Chapter 6 Patterns of Pluralism I – Domination.
Chapter 7 Patterns of Pluralism II – Power-Sharing.
Chapter 8 Patterns of Pluralism III – Integration.
Chapter 9 The Management of Ethnic Conflict.
Chapter 10 What of the Future?.