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.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2002|
|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 ContentsList 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