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Understanding ethnic conflict : the international dimension

Author: Ray Taras; Rajat Ganguly
Publisher: New York : Longman, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Taras, Ray and Ganguly, Rajat, Understanding Ethnic Conflict: The International Dimension*.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Taras; Rajat Ganguly
ISBN: 0321085949 9780321085948
OCLC Number: 45700462
Notes: Ganguly's name appears first on the earlier edition.
Description: xvii, 317 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Ethnic conflict and international politics : a conceptual framework --
1. Ethnic conflict on the world stage --
Ethnic conflict after the Cold War --
The formation and persistence of ethnic identity --
Definitions --
The political mobilization of ethnic groups --
Indirect theories of ethnic political mobilization --
Negative theories of integration --
Negative theories of cohesion --
Indirect theories of disintegration --
Direct theories of ethnic political mobilization --
The primordialist approach --
The internal colonialism approach --
The communalist approach --
Ethnic political mobilization : aims and objectives --
Spiraling to violent ethnic conflict --
Ethnic conflict as a result of ancient hatred --
Ethnic conflict as a fallout of international conflict --
Ethnic conflict as a consequence of the security dilemma and of collective fears of the future --
Ethnic conflict as a result of elite manipulation of mass sentiment --
Ethnic conflict and international relations --
2. Ethnic conflict and international norms --
Introduction --
International norms affecting ethnonationalism and secession --
The doctrine of state sovereignty --
Self-determination and ethnosecessionist movements --
The general case for secession : obsolescence of the state --
Moral grounds that justify secession --
The emerging global regime on ethnic minorities --
Conclusion --
3. Ethnic conflict and international security --
Introduction --
The internationalization of ethnic conflict --
Diplomatic activity of ethnonationalists and states confronted with ethnic conflict --
Partisan external intervention in ethnic conflicts --
Ethnic conflict and international terrorism --
Ethnic conflict and refugee flows --
The ethnicization of international politics --
Globalization, interdependence, and ethnic conflicts --
The link between arms trading, drug trafficking, and ethnic conflict --
Conclusion --
4. Resolving ethnic conflicts through international intervention --
Why resolving ethnic conflicts in important --
Ethnic conflict resolution by international third parties --
Peacekeeping --
Peacemaking --
Peacebuilding --
Ethnic conflict resolution by the United Nations --
The United Nations as a peacekeeper --
The United Nations as a peacemaker --
The United Nations as a peacebuilder --
the UN agenda in the twenty-first century --
States as third parties in ethnic conflict resolution --
Major powers and ethnic conflict resolution --
Ethnic conflict resolution by third-world regional powers --
Regional organizations as third parties in ethnic conflict resolution --
International nongovernmental organizations as third parties in ethnic conflict resolution --
Conclusion. pt. II. Case studies --
5. Nationalism and the collapse of an empire : the Soviet Union, Russia, and Chechnya --
The breakdown of empires --
Why did ethnic conflict occur? --
Soviet imperialism and great Russian nationalism --
Democratization as a source of ethnic conflict --
The conflict of identities --
Nationalist mobilization in post-Soviet Russia --
The core ideas of Russian nationalism --
Russian nationalists resurgent --
Russia's new minorities --
Russia and Chechnya --
Chechen ethnosecessionism --
International reaction --
Noninternationalization of the Chechen conflict --
Third-party mediation in Chechnya --
Conclusion --
6. Separatist movements in constitutional democracies : Canada and Quebec nationalism --
Introduction --
Why has ethnic conflict occurred? : sources of Quebec nationalism --
British colonization --
Confederation --
Economic stagnation --
Conscription crises --
Disputed borders --
Society in transformation --
The quiet revolution --
Quebec's exclusion from the Canadian constitution --
The failure to bring Quebec back in --
The growth of the sovereignty movement --
The Canadian Supreme Court on secession --
Why peaceful secession is rare --
International reaction --
Can a constitutional dispute be internationalized? --
Is external mediation possible in Canada? --
7. Protracted ethnic wars : the Tamil-Sinhalese conflict in Sri Lanka --
Introduction --
Why did ethnic conflict occur in Sri Lanka? --
Historical, cultural, and religious issues --
The issue of language --
Economic issues --
The political fallout --
The drift toward Tamil militancy --
The escalation of ethnic violence in the 1980s --
International reaction toward Sri Lanka's ethnic war --
International covert involvement in Sri Lanka --
Other international aspects of Sri Lanka's ethnic conflict --
Resolution attempt : international third-party action in Sri Lanka --
The Parthasarathy initiative and the all-party conference --
The Thimpu talks --
The December 19 Proposals --
The Indo-Sri Lankan Accord --
Tamil-Sinhalese reactions to the Indo-Sri Lankan Accord --
Implementation of the Indo-Sri Lankan Accord --
Why did India's resolution attempt fail in Sri Lanka? --
Withdrawal of the IPKF and the entrenchment of the ethnic civil war in Sri Lanka --
Changing international perception of Sri Lanka's ethnic civil war --
Conclusion. 8. Weak states and ethnic conflict : secessionism and state collapse in Africa --
Introduction --
Weak states --
Secessionism in Ethiopia --
Sources of conflict : the colonial legacy --
Pan-Africanism and Pan-Ethiopianism --
Military repression --
Ethiopia's collapse, Eritrea's independence --
The resilience of ethnic schisms : renewed war between the two states --
International reaction to Eritrean independence --
Internationalization --
External mediation --
Weak states, politicized identities in Central Africa --
Conclusion --
9. When international actors engineer separation : the breaking up of Yugoslavia --
Introduction --
Wars in a disintegrating Yugoslavia --
War in Bosnia --
The conflict in Kosovo --
International prevarication on Yugoslavia --
Third-party interventions in former Yugoslavia : ever closer to Belgrade --
Bosnia --
Kosovo --
International peace keeping : too much too late? --
Bosnia --
Kosovo --
Conclusion --
10. The U.S. response to nationalism : to intervene or not to intervene? --
Studying postbipolar policymaking --
The American experience as foreign policy influence --
Cultural diversity --
Cultural pathways --
Justifying U.S. interventionism in ethnic conflicts --
Promoting liberal internationalism --
Self-interest : preempting conflicts to maintain prosperity and stability --
Activism to promote integration --
Opposing U.S. activism --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Ray Taras and Rajat Ganguly.

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