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Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict : International Security Readers - Michael E. Brown

Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict

International Security Readers

By: Michael E. Brown (Editor), Owen R. Cote, Jr. (Editor), Sean M. Lynn-Jones (Editor), Steven E. Miller (Editor)

Paperback Published: 14th September 2001
ISBN: 9780262523158
Number Of Pages: 510
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Most recent wars have been complex and bloody internal conflicts driven to a significant degree by nationalism and ethnic animosity. Since the end of the Cold War, dozens of wars -- in Bosnia, Kosovo, Rwanda, Somalia, the former Soviet Union, and elsewhere -- have killed or displaced millions of people. Understanding and controlling these wars has become one of the most important and frustrating tasks for scholars and political leaders.This revised and expanded edition of Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict contains essays from some of the world's leading analysts of nationalism, ethnic conflict, and internal war. The essays from the first edition have been updated and supplemented by analyses of recent conflicts and new research on the resolution of ethnic and civil wars.The first part of the book addresses the roots of nationalistic and ethnic wars, focusing in particular on the former Yugoslavia. The second part assesses options for international action, including the use of force and the deployment of peacekeeping troops. The third part examines political challenges that often complicate attempts to prevent or end internal conflicts, including refugee flows and the special difficulties of resolving civil wars.

The Contributors
Acknowledgments
Preface
The Sources of Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
The Causes of Internal Conflict: An Overviewp. 3
Hypotheses on Nationalism and Warp. 26
Nationalism and the Marketplace of Ideasp. 61
The Banality of "Ethnic War"p. 97
Containing Fear: The Origins and Management of Ethnic Conflictp. 126
Options for International Action
Internal Conflict and International Action: An Overviewp. 163
Military Responses to Refugee Disastersp. 193
Kosovo and the Great Air Power Debatep. 233
Lessons of Liberia: ECOMOG and Regional Peacekeepingp. 267
Peacebuilding and the Limits of Liberal Internationalismp. 299
Political Challenges
Refugee Flows as Grounds for International Actionp. 337
Spoiler Problems in Peace Processesp. 366
Designing Transitions from Civil War: Demobilization, Democratization, and Commitments to Peacep. 415
Possible and Impossible Solutions to Ethnic Civil Warsp. 444
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 484
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ISBN: 9780262523158
ISBN-10: 0262523159
Series: International Security Readers
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 510
Published: 14th September 2001
Publisher: AMITY PUB CO
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.3 x 22.6  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised