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Routledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict

Edited by: Karl Cordell , Stefan Wolff

Print publication date:  October  2010
Online publication date:  October  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415476256
eBook ISBN: 9780203845493
Adobe ISBN: 9781136927577

10.4324/9780203845493
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A definitive global survey of the interaction of race, ethnicity, nationalism and politics, this handbook blends theoretically grounded, rigorous analysis with empirical illustrations, to provide a state-of-the art overview of the contemporary debates on one of the most pervasive international security challenges today.

The contributors to this volume offer a 360-degree perspective on ethnic conflict: from the theoretical foundations of nationalism and ethnicity, to the causes and consequences of ethnic conflict, and to the various strategies adopted in response to it. Without privileging any specific explanation of why ethnic conflict happens at a specific place and time or why attempts at preventing or settling it might fail or succeed, the Routledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict enables readers to gain better insights into such defining moments in post-Cold War international history as the disintegrations of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia and their respective consequences and the genocide in Rwanda, as well as the relative success of conflict settlement efforts in Northern Ireland, Macedonia, and Aceh.

By contributing to understanding the varied and multiple causes of ethnic conflicts and to learning from the successes and failures of its prevention and settlement, the Handbook makes a powerful case that ethnic conflicts are neither unavoidable nor unresolvable, but rather that they require careful analysis and thoughtful and measured responses.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The study of ethnic conflict Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Origins of ‘nations’ Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Ideology and nationalism Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The nation-state Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Stateless nations in a world of nation-states Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Ethnicity and religion Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Race and ethnicity Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Ethnicity as a generator of conflict Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Democracy and democratisation Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The causes and consequences of ethnic cleansing Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Genocide Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Debating partition Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Irredentas and secessions Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Conflict prevention Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Managing and settling ethnic conflict Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Multilateral frameworks for conflict resolution Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Post-conflict reconstruction in ethnically divided societies Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Deepening democracy Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Human rights and ethnopolitics Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Territorial approaches to ethnic conflict settlement Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Ethnic accommodation in unitary states Download PDF
Chapter  22:  National cultural autonomy Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Centripetalism Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Power sharing Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Playing the ethnic card Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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