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Understanding Ethnic Conflict, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By Raymond C. Taras, Rajat Ganguly

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 24, 2009

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Understanding Ethnic Conflict provides all the key concepts needed to understand conflict among ethnic groups.


Including approaches from both comparative politics and international relations, this text offers a model of ethnic conflict’s internationalization by showing how domestic and international actors influence a country’s ethnic and sectarian divisions. Illustrating this model in five original case studies, the unique combination of theory and application in Understanding Ethnic Conflict facilitates more critical analysis of contemporary ethnic conflicts and the world’s response to them.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Ethnic Conflict on the World Stage

Chapter 2. Ethnic Conflict and International Norms

Chapter 3. Ethnic Conflict and International Security

Chapter 4. Resolving Ethnic Conflicts Through International Intervention



Chapter 5. Nationalism and the Collapse of Empire: The Russian-Chechen Conflict

Chapter 6. Separatist Movements in Constitutional Democracies: Canada and Quebec Nationalism

Chapter 7. Protracted Ethnic Wars: The Tamil-Sinhalese Conflict in Sri Lanka

Chapter 8. Weak States and Ethnic Conflict: Secessionism and State Collapse in Africa

Chapter 9. Western Military Intervention and Ethnoreligious Conflicts: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Former Yugoslavia


Chapter 10. To Intervene or Not to Intervene?

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$43.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-74233-2