Facing Ethnic Conflicts: Toward a New Realism

Facing Ethnic Conflicts: Toward a New Realism

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

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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. Published in co-operation with the Center for Development Research, University of Bonn.

About Author

Andreas Wimmer is professor of sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Richard J. Goldstone is Hauser Global Visiting Professor at New York University Law School and retired justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Donald L. Horowitz is James B. Duke Professor of Law and Political Science at Duke Law School, Duke University. Ulrike Joras is reasearch fellow at the United Nations Fund for International Partnerships. Conrad Schetter is research fellow at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn.


Chapter 2 Introduction: Facing Ethnic Conflicts Part 3 I Understanding Ethnic Conflicts Part 4 The Rise of the Ethnic Question Chapter 5 A Few Cautionary Notes on the History and Future of Ethnonationalist Conflicts Chapter 6 Ethnicity without Groups Chapter 7 Ethnic Conflict and the Colonial Legacy Part 8 The Dynamics of Escalation Chapter 9 Exclusion, Marginalization and Political Mobilization: The Road to Hell in the Great Lakes Chapter 10 Conflicts Start with Words: Fighting Categories in the Chechen Conflict Chapter 11 The Asymmetry between the Dynamics of Violence and the Dynamics of Peace: The Case of Civil Wars Part 12 II The Politics of Intervention Part 13 Prevention and Peacemaking Chapter 14 Looking Back, Looking Forward: Reflections on Preventing Inter-ethnic Conflict Chapter 16 Operationalizing the Lessons from Recent Experience in Field-Level Conflict Prevention Strategies Chapter 17 Sources and Settlements of Ethnic Conflicts Chapter 18 Transforming Ethnic Conflict: Theories and Practices Part 19 Mediation and Reconciliation Chapter 22 From Resolution to Transformation: Assessing the Role and Impact of Dialogue Projects Chapter 23 Justice and Reconciliation in Fragmented Societies Part 25 III Institutional Reform Part 26 Democracy and Electoral Systems Chapter 27 Ethnic Pluralism: Strategies for Conflict Management Chapter 28 External Democracy Support: Challenges and Possibilites Chapter 29 Liberalism, Democracy, and Conflict Management: The African Experience Chapter 30 Some Realism about Constitutional Engineering Chapter 32 The Politics of Electoral Systems in Transition Part 33 Federalism and Autonomy Chapter 34 Territorial Autonomy: Permanent Solution or Step toward Secession? Chapter 35 Containing Ethnonationalist Violence Chapter 36 Decentralized Governance in Fragmented Societies: Solution or Cause of New Evils? Part 37 IV Conclusion Chapter 39 Hidden Ties: Similarities between Research and Policy Approaches to Ethnic Conflicts Chapter 40 Toward a New Realism

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  • ISBN13: 9780742535848
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 392
  • ID: 9780742535848
  • weight: 640
  • ISBN10: 0742535843

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