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Description - Ethnic Conflict In World Politics by Ted Robert Gurr

This second edition of Ethnic Conflict in World Politics is an introduction to a new era in which civil society, states, and international actors attempt to channel ethnic challenges to world order and security into conventional politics. From Africa's post-colonial rebellions in the 1960s and 1970s to anti-immigrant violence in the 1990s the authors survey the historical, geographic, and cultural diversity of ethnopolitical conflict. Using an analytical model to elucidate four well-chosen case studiesthe Kurds, the Miskitos, the Chinese in Malaysia, and the Turks in Germanythe authors give students tools for analyzing emerging conflicts based on the demands of nationalists, indigenous peoples, and immigrant minorities throughout the world. The international community has begun to respond more quickly and constructively to these conflicts than it did to civil wars in divided Yugoslavia and genocide in Rwanda by using the emerging doctrines of proactive peacemaking and peace enforcement that are detailed in this book. Concludes by identifying five principles of international doctrine for managing conflict in ethnically diverse societies. The text is illustrated with maps, tables, and figures.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813398402
ISBN-10: 0813398401
Format: Paperback
(151mm x 229mm x 13mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ted Robert Gurr

Barbara Harffreceived her Ph.D. in p olitical science, with subspecialties in internati onal relations, comparative politics, and internat ional law by Northwestern University in 1981. She is professor of political science at the U.S. Nav al Academy. She has won several awards and fellow ships and is author or co-author of three books an d monographs and 30 articles and chapters.Ted Robert Gurr is Distinguished Professor at Uni versity of Maryland. He has written ten single-au thored and co-authored books and has edited or co- edited ten others. Dr. Gurr founded and directs t he Minorities at Risk project, based at Marylands Center for International Development and Conflict Management. He has been awarded many fellowships and distinctions for his work and studies.

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