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Between Development and Destruction : An Enquiry Into the Causes of Conflict in Post-Colonial States - Luc Van De Goor

Between Development and Destruction

An Enquiry Into the Causes of Conflict in Post-Colonial States

By: Luc Van De Goor (Editor), Kumar Rupesinghe (Editor), Paul Sciarone (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st July 1996
ISBN: 9780333650387
Number Of Pages: 376

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Much has already been written about the effects of the changes of the Cold War on conflict. The ongoing disengagement of East and West from bipolar Cold-War politics has resulted in an unstable international political situation which is characterized by regional conflicts. Most analyses now concentrate on the consequences for Europe and the former communist Central and East European states. This book, however, explores the effects for what has been labelled the 'third world'. The contributors provide major theoretical analyses of the causes of conflict in developing countries. Four main factors are distinguished: the processes of state-formation and nation-building; the rise or return of ethnicity and nationalism; socio-economic factors; and the armaments - conflict nexus. The volume also provides in-depth regional analyses, as well as policy perspectives on the issue of conflict and development.

About the Authors - Conflict and Development: A General Introduction -Introduction to the Themes - PART 1: CLASSIFICATION - Armed Conflict in the Former Colonial Regions: From Classification to Explanation; J.D.Singer - Ongoing Wars and Their Explanation; D.Jung, K.Schlichte & J.Siegelberg - PART 2: STATE-FORMATION - State-Making, State-Breaking and State Failure: Explaining the Roots of 'Third World' Insecurity; M.Ayoob - Integration and Disintegration: An Approach to Society-Formation; J.S.Migdal - PART 3: ETHNICITY AND NATIONALISM - Ethnicity and Nationalism; K.M.de Silva - Ethnic Conflicts Versus Development in Africa: Causes and Remedies; O.H.Kokole - PART 4: ECONOMIC FACTORS - Destabilizing Consequences of Sequential Development; H.W.Houweling - PART 5: ARMAMENTS - Armaments and Conflict: The Causes and Consequences of 'Military Development'; K.Krause - Arms and Conflicts in the Post-Cold War Developing World; S.D.Muni - PART 6: REGIONAL ANALYSIS - Anatomy of Conflicts in Africa; F.M.Deng - The Regional Dimension of the Causes of Conflicts: The Middle East; A.-M.Al-Mashat - Conflict, Stability and Development in Central Asia; S.Akiner - Conflict Resolution in South Asia; K.M.de Silva - The Regional Dimensions of the Causes of Conflict: Latin America; M.Haluani - PART 7: POLICY PERSPECTIVES - Conflict and Development: Causes, Effects and Remedies; J.Eliasson - A Dutch Policy Perspective; J.Pronk & P.Sciarone - Concluding Remarks - Index

ISBN: 9780333650387
ISBN-10: 0333650387
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 31st July 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1