Structural Prevention of Ethnic Violence

Structural Prevention of Ethnic Violence

by C Scherrer

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Today, ethnic violence accounts for the majority of the world's conflicts, and questions remain: How is ethnic difference recognized? Under what conditions does difference lead to violence? What measures can prevent violent inter-ethnic conflict? This book argues that the task is to preempt destructive forms of interaction between states and people through such measures as cultural independence and political representation.

Author Biography: Christian P. Scherrer is Senior Researcher in Conflict and Peace Studies at Copenhagen Peace Research Institute, Denmark.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349412686
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 07/09/2002
Edition description: 1st ed. 2002
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

CHRISTIAN P. SCHERRER is Senior Researcher in Conflict and Peace Studies at Copenhagen Peace Research Institute, COPRI, Denmark. He is the editor/author of conflict and post-conflict related analysis and studies. His pioneering work on Ethnicity and State in Conflict are published as the first ever handbooks series on Ethno-nationalism.

Table of Contents

List of Tables Acronyms and Abbreviations Foreword; J.Gattung Preface Introduction; Ethnos, Nations, Ethno-nationalism, and Conflict Contemporary Mass Violence Approaches to Identifying and Dealing with Violent Ethno-National Conflicts Peaceful Conflict Settlement, Go-between Facilitation, and the Timing of Responses to Conflict Autonomy, Free Association, and Self-Governance Nationality Policy as a Form of Conflict Prevention: A Brief Comparison of Large States The Imperative of Genocide Prevention and Elimination Summary and Conclusions Bibliography Abstract Notes Index

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