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Ethnic Conflict and International Security - Michael E. Brown

Ethnic Conflict and International Security

By: Michael E. Brown (Editor)

Paperback Published: 27th September 1993
ISBN: 9780691000688
Number Of Pages: 288

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During the Cold War, most international relations theorists and strategic studies analysts paid little attention to ethnic and other forms of communal conflict. Disregard for the importance of ethnic and nationality issues in world affairs, always misguided so far as the developing world was concerned, has been overtaken, in stunning fashion, by recent events from Abkhazia to Zaire. The essays in this volume advance our understanding of the causes of ethnic and communal conflict, the regional and international implications of such conflicts, and what the international community can do to minimize the potential for instability and violence. Drawn from recent issues of "Survival," they are organized along thematic rather than regional lines, and will be required reading for scholars, students, and policymakers alike.

The contributors to the volume include Michael Brown on the causes and implications of ethnic conflict, Anthony Smith on the ethnic sources of nationalism, David Welsh on domestic politics and ethnic conflict, Renee de Nevers on democratization and ethnic conflict, and Pierre Hassner on nationalism and internationalism. Jack Snyder writes on nationalism and the crisis of the post-Soviet state, Barry Posen on the security dilemma and ethnic conflict, Kathleen Newland on ethnic conflict and refugees, Jenonne Walker on international mediation of ethnic conflicts, and Robert Cooper and Mats Berdal on outside intervention in ethnic conflicts, Adam Roberts discusses the U.N. and international security, and John Chipman explores managing the politics of parochialism.

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"Ethnic Conflict and International Security offers useful insights for academics and policy-makers and provides a wealth of historical data through the analysis of specific cases. It centers the debate on one, if not the most demanding, social challenge in years to come."--International Affairs

Causes and Implications of Ethnic Conflictp. 3
The Ethnic Sources of Nationalismp. 27
Domestic Politics and Ethnic Conflictp. 43
Democratization and Ethnic Conflictp. 61
Nationalism and the Crisis of the Post-Soviet Statep. 79
The Security Dilemma and Ethnic Conflictp. 103
Beyond Nationalism and Internationalism: Ethnicity and World Orderp. 125
Ethnic Conflict and Refugeesp. 143
International Mediation of Ethnic Conflictsp. 165
Outside Intervention in Ethnic Conflictsp. 181
United Nations and International Securityp. 207
Managing the Politics of Parochialismp. 237
Bibliographyp. 265
Indexp. 271
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ISBN: 9780691000688
ISBN-10: 0691000689
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 27th September 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.24 x 15.34  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.43