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The Routledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict

Second edition

Edited by: Karl Cordell , Stefan Wolff

Print publication date:  January  2016
Online publication date:  January  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138847736
eBook ISBN: 9781315720425
Adobe ISBN: 9781317518921

10.4324/9781315720425
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Book description

A definitive global survey of the interaction of ethnicity, nationalism and politics, this handbook blends rigorous theoretically grounded analysis with empirically rich illustrations to provide a state-of-the-art overview of the contemporary debates on one of the most pervasive international security challenges today. Fully updated for the second edition, the book includes a new section which offers detailed analyses of contemporary cases of conflict such as in Ukraine, Kosovo, the African Great Lakes region and in the Kurdish areas across the Middle East, thus providing accessible examples that bridge the gap between theory and practice.

The contributors 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 particular 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 a better insight into such defining moments in post-Cold War international history as the disintegration of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, and their respective consequences, the genocide in Rwanda, and the relative success of conflict settlement efforts in Northern Ireland.

By contributing to understanding the varied and multiple causes of ethnic conflicts and to learning from the successes and failures of their 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:  Modernity, nationalism and ideology Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The nation-state Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Stateless nations 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:  Consociationalism Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Playing the ethnic card Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The Kurds Download PDF
Chapter  27:  No more conflicts Download PDF
Chapter  28:  A gradually escalating conflict Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Failing to Secede Download PDF
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Index Download PDF
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