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Kin State Intervention in Ethnic Conflicts: Lessons from South Asia / Edition 1

Kin State Intervention in Ethnic Conflicts: Lessons from South Asia / Edition 1

by Rajat Ganguly


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Kin State Intervention in Ethnic Conflicts: Lessons from South Asia / Edition 1

This book examines the role of ethnic 'kin states' in ethnosecessionist conflicts in South Asia using comparative case studies, both historical and contemporary. The author looks at how they respond to co-nationals across international boundaries and challenges the conventional wisdom that kin states act primarily as allies or friends. He provides a theoretical framework for understanding their role and then tests it against five major case studies to look at the differences in motives, responses, policy differences and consequences.

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ISBN-13: 9780761992721
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/14/1998
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr Rajat Ganguly is based in the School of Management and Governance at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia. A specialist in international relations, conflict and security studies and Asian politics and international affairs, he has published widely in the areas of ethnic conflict, insurgency movements and Asian politics and security. His published books and monographs are: Autonomy and Ethnic Conflict in South and South-East Asia (Routledge 2012); Understanding Ethnic Conflict (Longman 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010); Ethnic Conflict (Sage 2009); Ethnic Conflict and Secessionism in South and Southeast Asia (Sage 2003); Ethnicity and Nation-Building in South Asia (Sage 2001); and Kin State Intervention in Ethnic Conflicts (Sage 1998).Dr Rajat Ganguly can be contacted at

Murdoch University
90 South Street Murdoch
Western Australia, Australia 6150.

Table of Contents

The Role of Kin States in Ethnosecessionist Conflicts
A Theoretical Framework
Kashmiri Secessionism in India and the Role of Pakistan
The Secession of Bangladesh and the Role of India
The Role of Afghanistan and Iran in the Baluch Attempt to Secede from Pakistan
'Pakhtunistan' and the Role of Afghanistan
The Role of India in the Tamil Secessionist Movement in Sri Lanka

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