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Partitions : Reshaping States and Minds - Stefano Bianchini

Hardcover Published: 9th June 2005
ISBN: 9780415348027
Number Of Pages: 176

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The partition of the Indian sub-continent, the collapse of the Soviet Union and erstwhile Yugoslavia, the reunification of Germany, the continuing feud between the two Koreas, the Irish peace process, the case of Israel/Palestine and the lingering division of Cyprus have together fuelled new thinking on the strategy and acts of partitioning countries, states, nations and continuities. They have also given rise to a huge body of literature. However, studies of partitions have usually focused on individual cases. This innovative volume uses a comparative analysis to fill the gap in partition studies and examines cross-cutting issues such as:
- Violence
- State formation and state building
- Regional politics
- Union and regional unification
- Peace policies
- Transitional strategies
- Geopolitics
- Historical experiences of de-colonization and transition
Forms of violence and violent transition are worthy of analysis in their own right; the impact of various forms of violence on current politics, such as ethnological and territorial conflicts or religious pogroms, is not confined to a locality that witnesses the partition of polity - its impact is global. And as there is a strong link between partition, local violence and globalisation, there is a real need for a cutting-edge comparative framework that goes beyond area-centric readings but is gender sensitive, and sums up the experiences and implications of partition.
This book will of great interest to historians, political scientists, philosophers, policy-makers, international relations experts and peace building institutions and practitioners, and political scientists.

Notes on authorsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Introduction: the infamous eventp. 1
Partition as a form of transitionp. 13
Partitions: categories and destiniesp. 47
The undefined acts of partition and dialoguep. 92
The excess of geopolitics: partition of 'British India'p. 125
Conclusionp. 161
Indexp. 171
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ISBN: 9780415348027
ISBN-10: 0415348021
Series: Routledge Studies in Geopolitics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 9th June 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.28 x 16.15  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1