Ethnic Conflict

Author: Neal G. Jesse
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483316750
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As ethnic groups clash, the international community faces the challenge of understanding the multiple causes of violence and formulating solutions that will bring about peace. Allowing for greater insight, Jesse and Williams bridge two sub-fields of political science in Ethnic Conflict—international relations and comparative politics. They systematically apply a “levels of analysis” framework, looking at the individual, domestic, and international contexts to better explore and understand its complexity. Five case study chapters apply the book’s framework to disputes around the world and include coverage of Bosnia, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Northern Ireland, Sri Lanka, and Sudan. Never losing sight of their analytical framework, the authors provide richly detailed case studies that help students understand both the unique and shared causes of each conflict. Students will appreciate the book’s logical presentation and excellent pedagogical features including detailed maps that show political, demographic, and cultural data.

Ethnic Conflict

Author: Neal G. Jesse
Publisher: Cq Pr
ISBN: 9780872894921
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As ethnic groups clash, the international community faces the challenge of understanding the multiple causes of violence in order to create solutions that will bring about peace. Neal Jesse and Kristen Williams bridge two subfields of political science in Ethnic Conflict-international relations and comparative politics-allowing for greater insight into the causes of ethnic violence. The authors systematically apply a levels of analysis framework, looking at the individual, domestic, and international contexts to better explore and understand the complexity of the conflict. In five richly detailed case studies, the authors apply the levels of analysis to key disputes around the world, including Bosnia, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Northern Ireland, Sri Lanka, and Sudan. A full-page map in each case study shows geographic, political, demographic, and cultural data affecting that particular conflict, giving readers a better understanding of the dynamics in play. Book jacket.

Mobilizing The Will To Intervene

Author: Frank Chalk
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773538038
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"[This book] seeks to break the cycle of indifference and confront the political will not to intervene that was so painfully evident in 1994. Drawing on incisive case studies contrasting American and Canadian government responses to Rwandan Genocide and events in Kosovo in 1999, the W21 [Will to Intervene Project] research team draws on lessons learned from its interviews with over eighty policy makers and other participants. Those still smarting from the crucial governmental decisions about Rwanda and Kosovo propose practical steps to raise the capacities of Washington and Ottawa to prevent future mass atrocity crimes"--Foreword.

Some Trouble With Cows

Author: Beth Roy
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520083424
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"This is an extremely important piece of work. In an unpretentious fashion, Roy challenges the traditional wisdom on communal riots and raises bold new questions about how they might be understood. A lucid piece of writing, Some Trouble with Cows is a pleasure to read."--Amrita Basu, author of The Two Faces of Protest "A brilliant contribution to the study of group conflict, written with immediacy and clarity."--Bob Blauner, author of Black Lives, White Lives

Understanding Conflict And Violence

Author: Tim Jacoby
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134224257
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This book examines and interprets a wide range of approaches to the causes of violence and conflict. The causes of violence and conflict are often left untheorized, or they are discussed as an existent problem assumed to be an inevitable part of human interaction. Adopting an accessible approach, this volume presents readers with a clear understanding of the causes of violence and conflict by highlighting their evolutionary roots and illustrating them with in-depth case studies and examples. Tim Jacoby addresses the fragmented nature of the literature on conflict theory by drawing upon a wide range of disciplinary traditions, seeking to reflect the fact that international relations, history, economics, development, politics and sociology all share a long-standing interest in the study of conflict and violence and that common concerns make interdisciplinary stimulating and productive. Understanding Conflict & Violence will be of interest to students and scholars across the disciplines of international relations, history, economics, development, politics and sociology.

Ethnic Conflict

Author: Karl Cordell
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745639313
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Why does ethnic conflict remain one of the major security challenges in today's world? Can we avoid another Rwanda in the future? How was it possible to prevent a significant escalation of violence in Macedonia with predominantly diplomatic means, while in neighbouring Kosovo a NATO air campaign was required to stop massive ethnic cleansing? These and other questions are the focus of this book. Investigating the causes and consequences of ethnic conflict, the authors argue that the most effective responses are those that take into account factors at the local, state, regional and global level and that avoid seeking simplistic explanations and solutions to what is a truly complex phenomenon.

Constructive Conflicts

Author: Louis Kriesberg
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442206837
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This comprehensive and highly regarded book provides a framework for analyzing diverse social conflicts. Updates for the fourth edition include a more reader-friendly first chapter, new examples such as the Arab Spring, and new developments in waging conflicts.

War And Conflict In Africa

Author: Paul D. Williams
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509509089
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After the Cold War, Africa earned the dubious distinction of being the world's most bloody continent. But how can we explain this proliferation of armed conflicts? What caused them and what were their main characteristics? And what did the world's governments do to stop them? In this fully revised and updated second edition of his popular text, Paul Williams offers an in-depth and wide-ranging assessment of more than six hundred armed conflicts which took place in Africa from 1990 to the present day - from the continental catastrophe in the Great Lakes region to the sprawling conflicts across the Sahel and the web of wars in the Horn of Africa. Taking a broad comparative approach to examine the political contexts in which these wars occurred, he explores the major patterns of organized violence, the key ingredients that provoked them and the major international responses undertaken to deliver lasting peace. Part I, Contexts provides an overview of the most important attempts to measure the number, scale and location of Africa's armed conflicts and provides a conceptual and political sketch of the terrain of struggle upon which these wars were waged. Part II, Ingredients analyses the role of five widely debated features of Africa's wars: the dynamics of neopatrimonial systems of governance; the construction and manipulation of ethnic identities; questions of sovereignty and self-determination; as well as the impact of natural resources and religion. Part III, Responses, discusses four major international reactions to Africa's wars: attempts to build a new institutional architecture to help promote peace and security on the continent; this architecture's two main policy instruments, peacemaking initiatives and peace operations; and efforts to develop the continent. War and Conflict in Africa will be essential reading for all students of international peace and security studies as well as Africa's international relations.

Is The Holocaust Unique

Author: Alan S Rosenbaum
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429974760
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In essays written specifically for this volume, distinguished contributors assess highly charged and fundamental questions about the Holocaust: Is it unique? How can it be compared with other instances of genocide? What constitutes genocide, and how should the international community respond? On one side of the dispute are those who fear that if the Holocaust is seen as the worst case of genocide ever, its character will diminish the sufferings of other persecuted groups. On the other side are those who argue that unless the Holocaust's uniqueness is established, the inevitable tendency will be to diminish its abiding significance. The editor's introductions provide the contextual considerations for understanding this multidimensional dispute and suggest that there are universal lessons to be learned from studying the Holocaust. The third edition brings this volume up to date and includes new readings on the Cambodian and Rwandan genocides, common themes in genocide ideologies, and Iran's reaction to the Holocaust. In a world where genocide persists and the global community continues to struggle with the implications of international crime, prosecution, justice, atonement, reparation, and healing, the issues addressed in this book are as relevant as ever.

Gender Conflict And Development

Author: Tsjeard Bouta
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821359686
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This publication focuses on the gender dimensions of intrastate conflicts (civil wars), organised around eight key themes of gender and warfare, sexual violence, formal and informal peace processes, post-conflict legal frameworks, work issues, rehabilitation of social services and community-driven development. For each theme, the authors examine the impact on gender roles of conflict situations, the development challenges involved, and the policy options available to help build more inclusive and gender balanced post-conflict societies.