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Facing Ethnic Conflicts : Toward a New Realism - Andreas Wimmer

Facing Ethnic Conflicts

Toward a New Realism

By: Andreas Wimmer (Editor), Richard J. Goldstone (Editor), Donald L. Horowitz (Editor), Ulrike Joras (Editor), Conrad Schetter (Editor)

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Published: 28th August 2004
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This volume offers a major tour de force in bringing together for the first time key scholars, journalists, and policymakers from a variety of discipline perspectives to fully explore the wide range of issues involved in ethnic conflict and to offer concrete resolutions. The authors focus on prevention, intervention, and institutional regulation, but through it all, they bring a realistic perspective to bear on what is happening and what can be done. The wrenching circumstances of ethnic conflicts in Rwanda, Bosnia, Chechnya, or South Africa must never be forgotten or borne again, and the authors in this monumental work remind us-graphically, but groundedly-why. Visit our website for sample chapters Published in co-operation with the Center for Development Research, University of Bonn.

...Overall this book manages to systematically summarise the research on ethnic conflicts from different academic and practical political perspectives, while also proposing new ways, or a 'new realism', to understand and help resolving ethnic conflicts.--The Ethnic Conflict Readers Digest

Introduction : facing ethnic conflictsp. 1
A few cautionary notes on the history and future of ethnonational conflictsp. 23
Ethnicity without groupsp. 34
Ethnic conflict and the colonial legacyp. 53
Exclusion, marginalization and political mobilization : the road to hell in the Great Lakesp. 61
Conflicts start with words : fighting categories in the Chechen conflictp. 78
The asymmetry between the dynamics of violence and the dynamics of peace : the case of civil warsp. 96
Looking back, looking forward : reflection on preventing inter-ethnic conflictp. 113
Operationalizing the lessons from recent experience in field-level conflict prevention strategiesp. 120
Sources and settlements of ethnic conflictsp. 141
Transforming ethnic conflict : theories and practicesp. 160
From resolution to transformation : assessing the role and impact of dialogue projectsp. 174
Justice and reconciliation in fragmented societiesp. 189
Ethnic pluralism : strategies for conflict managementp. 203
External democracy support : challenges and possibilitiesp. 212
Liberalism, democracy and conflict management : the African experiencep. 226
Some realism about constitutional engineeringp. 245
The politics of electoral systems in transitionp. 258
Territorial autonomy : permanent solution or step towards secession?p. 274
Containing ethnonationalist violencep. 283
Decentralized governance in fragmented societies : solution or cause of new evils?p. 301
Hidden ties : similarities between policy and research approaches to ethnic conflictsp. 315
Toward a new realismp. 333
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ISBN: 9780742535855
ISBN-10: 0742535851
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 28th August 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 16.05  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.51