Violence, war and internal conflicts have assumed a new intensity with the decline of the Cold War. There are over 32 civil wars going on today. The world may well witness 100 million refugees in the year 2000 as a direct result of internal wars. This volume consists of case studies and theory-orientated papers dealing with Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Taken together, they spell out implications of wide general interest, providing a comparative basis for a systematic approach to conflict transformation. The author has also written "Conflict Resolution in Uganda" and "Ethnic Conflicts and Human Rights".
Part 1 Asia and the Pacific: the State, ethnicity and the middle-class factor - addressing non-violent, democratic change in Malaysia, Johan Saravanamuttu; empowering people for peace - the Philippine experience, Ed Garcia; Fiji - ethnicity and the post-colonial State, Vijay Naidu; containing conflict and transcending ethnicity in Mauritius, Thomas Hylland-Eriksen. Part 2 The Middle East: the Kurds in the Iran-Iraq War and since, Omar Sheikhmous. Part 3 Africa: human rights, reconciliation and conflict in independent Namibia - the formation of the Namibian Army and police force, Laurie Nathan; an interest approach to resolution of civil wars in the Horn of Africa - focus on the Eritrean conflict, Hizkias Assefa; the dirty war civilian experience of conflict in Mozambique and Sri Lanka, Carolyn Nordstrom; civil and external conflict interface - violence, militarization and conflict management in the Angolan Civil War, Earl Conteh-Morgan; Uganda - a second-phase bid for legitimacy under international scrutiny, Oliver Furley. Part 4 Latin America: civil war in El Salvador and the efforts to achieve peace, Raul Benitez-Manaut; conflict resolution theory and its application to Guatemala's socio-political context, Louis Alberto Padilla; internal conflicts in Mexico in the 80s, Jorge Cadena-Roa.
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 25th August 1992
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 3