Understanding Ethnic Conflict

ISBN-10: 0205742300
ISBN-13: 9780205742301
Edition: 4th 2010 (Revised)
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Description: Understanding Ethnic Conflictprovides all the key concepts needed to understand conflict among ethnic groups. Including approaches from both comparative politics and international relations, this text offers a model of ethnic conflictrsquo;s  More...

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List price: $106.13
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/7/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Understanding Ethnic Conflictprovides all the key concepts needed to understand conflict among ethnic groups. Including approaches from both comparative politics and international relations, this text offers a model of ethnic conflictrsquo;s internationalization by showing how domestic and international actors influence a countryrsquo;s ethnic and sectarian divisions. Illustrating this model in five original case studies, the unique combination of theory and application inUnderstanding Ethnic Conflictfacilitates more critical analysis of contemporary ethnic conflicts and the worldrsquo;s response to them.

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). He can be contacted at: r.ganguly@murdoch.edu.au nbsp;

Preface
Ethnic Conflict and International Politics: A Conceptual Framework
Ethnic Conflict on the World Stage
Introduction
Definitions
How Is Ethnic Identity Formed?
Why Does Ethnic Conflict Occur?
The First Wave: Modernization, Nationalism, and Ethnic Conflict
The Second Wave: Multiethnic States and Democratic Instability
The Third Wave: Resource Competition and Ethnic Nationalism
The Fourth Wave: Theories of Ethnic Conflict in the Post-Cold War Era
Goals of Ethnic Political Movements
Conclusion
Ethnic Conflict and International Norms
Introduction
International Norms Affecting Ethno-Secession
The Doctrine of Sovereignty
The Principle of National Self-Determination
The Moral Case for Secession
The Emerging Global Regime of Ethnic Minorities
Conclusion
Ethnic Conflict and International Security
Introduction
Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
IDPs and Refugees
Torture, Abuse, and Mass Rape
Child Soldiers
State Failure and Collapse
Ethno-terrorism
Guns-for-Drugs Syndrome
Partisan Intervention and Counterintervention in Ethnic Conflicts
The Staying Power of Ethnic Insurgency Movements
Conclusion
Resolving Ethnic Conflicts Through International Intervention
Why Resolving Ethnic Conflicts Is Important
Ethnic Conflict Resolution by International Third Parties
Peace Keeping
Peace Making
Peace Building
Ethnic Conflict Resolution by the United Nations
The United Nations as a Peace Keeper
The United Nations as a Peace Maker
The United Nations as a Peace Builder
States as Third Parties in Ethnic Conflict Resolution
Major Powers and Ethnic Conflict Resolution
Ethnic Conflict Resolution by Third-World Regional Powers
Regional Organizations as Third Parties in Ethnic Conflict Resolution
International Nongovernmental Organizations as Third Parties In Ethnic Conflict Resolution
Conclusion
Case Studies
Nationalism and the Collapse of Empire: The Russian-Chechen Conflict
The Disintegration of Empires
Why Did Ethnic Conflict Occur?
Soviet Imperialism and Great Russian Nationalism
Democratization as a Source of Ethnic Conflict
The Conflict of Identities
Box 5.1 Theorizing the Linkage Between the Soviet Internationalism Versus Russian Nationalism Conflict and its International Dimension
Nationalist Mobilization in Post-Soviet Russia
The Core Ideas of Russian Nationalism
Russian Nationalists Resurgent
Russia's New Minorities
Russia and Chechnya
Chechen Ethno-secessionism
International Reaction
Noninternationalization of the Chechen Conflict
Box 5.2 Theorizing the Linkage Between the Russian Nationalism Versus Chechen Ethno-secessionism Conflict and Its International Dimension
The Internationalization of Ethnic Conflict in Georgia
Box 5.3 Theorizing the Linkage Between the Georgian-Versus-Minorities Conflict and Its International Dimension
Box 5.4 Theorizing the Linkage Between the Georgia-Versus-Russia Nationalist Conflict and Its International Dimension
Conclusion
Separatist Movements in Constitutional Democracies: Canada and Quebec Nationalism
Introduction
Why Is There Conflict? Sources of Quebec Nationalism
British Colonization
Confederation
Economic Stagnation
Conscription Crises
Disputed Borders
Society in Transformation
The Quiet Revolution
Quebec's Exclusion from the Canadian Constitution
The Failure to Bring Quebec Back In
The Growth of the Sovereignty Movement
The Canadian Supreme Court on Secession
Why Peaceful Secession Is Rare
International Reaction
Can a Constitutional Dispute Be Internationalized?
Is External Mediation Necessary in Canada?
Box 6.1 Theorizing the Linkage Between Ethno-secessionism in Quebec and Its International Dimension
Intractable Ethnic War?: The Tamil-Sinhalese Conflict In Sri Lanka
Introduction
Why Did Ethnic Conflict Occur in Sri Lanka?
Internationalization of the Ethnic Civil War
India's Attempt at Conflict Resolution
The Ethnic Civil War in the 1990s
The Norway-Facilitated Peace Process
Peace Negotiations
Suspension of Peace Talks
Political Turmoil and Its Impact on Peace Talks
Tsunami Disaster and the Dispute over Relief and Reconstruction
Endgame: Back to War and the LTTE's Destruction
Box 7.1 Theorizing the Linkage Between the Tamil-Sinhalese Conflict in Sri Lanka and Its International Dimension
Conclusion
Weak States and Ethnic Conflict: State Collapes and Reconstruction in Africa
Introduction
Weak States
Weak States, Politicized Identities in Central Africa
The Colonial Legacy and Hutu-Tutsi Rivalry
International Involvement in Rwanda and Burundi
Box 8.1 Theorizing the Linkage Between Ethnic Conflicts and Outside Involvement in Rwanda
World War in the Democratic Republic of Congo
The Ethnic-Foreign Nexus in Eastern Congo
International Mediation in the Congo Conflict
Box 8.2 Theorizing the Linkage Between Ethnic Conflicts and Outside Involvement in Congo
The Darfur Conflict: A Clash of Civilizations?
The Ethno-religious Dimension: Muslim Arabs Versus Animist Africans
Outside Actors in Sudan
Box 8.3 Theorizing the Linkage Between Ethnic Conflicts and Outside Involvement in Sudan
Keeping the State Strong: South Africa
Transition from Apartheid
Ethnicity, State Building, and the International System
Box 8.4 Theorizing the Linkage Between Ethnic Diversity and Outside Interest in South Africa
Conclusion
Western Military Intervention and Ethno-Religious Conflicts: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Former Yugoslavia
Introduction
The U.S. Occupation of Iraq
Toppling a Dictator, Creating a Weak State
The Domestic and International Impact of Ethno-sectarian Cleavages
Box 9.1 Theorizing the Linkage Between Ethnic Conflicts and Outside Involvement in Iraq
Expanding Afghanistan's Wars Through Intervention
Ethnicity, Warlords, and Internal Conflict
International Intervention, Renewed Contact
Box 9.2 Theorizing the Linkage Between Ethnic Conflicts and Outside Involvement in Afghanistan
Wars in Disintegrating Yugoslavia
International Responses in Bosnia and Kosovo
Third-Party Mediation and Peace Keeping
Box 9.3 Theorizing the Linkage Between Ethnic Conflicts and Outside Involvement in Bosnia and Kosovo
Conclusion
Conclusion
To Intervene or Not to Intervene?
Studying Post-Cold War Policy Making
Rationales for Intervention
Promoting Liberal Internationalism
Preempting Security Threats
Prosecuting a Just War
Promoting Functional Integration
Conclusion
Selected Bibliography
Glossary
Index

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