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Radical Ethnic Movements in Contemporary Europe

Edited by Farimah Daftary and Stefan Troebst

224 pages, index

ISBN  978-1-57181-622-1 $120.00/£75.00 Hb Published (November 2003)

ISBN  978-1-57181-695-5 $29.95/£18.50 Pb Published (November 2004)


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“In particular, in German-speaking Europe there is a lot of expertise on ethnic tensions in Central and Eastern Europe…as this book testifies. The chapters are well written and can be read as separate pieces…They are of a high quality.”  ·  Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Nation states and minorities resort more and more to violence when safeguarding their political interests. Although the violence in the Middle East has been dominating world politics for some time now, European governments have had their share of ethnic violence to contend with as this volume demonstrates. And as the case studies show, ranging as they do from the Basque Country to Chechnya, from Northern Ireland to Bosnia-Herzegovina, this applies to western Europe as much as to eastern Europe. However, in contrast to other parts of the world, instances where political struggles for power and social inclusion between minorities and majorities lead to full-fledged inter-ethnic warfare are still the exception; in the majority of cases conflicts are successfully de-escalated and even resolved. In a comprehensive conclusion, the volume offers a theoretical framework for the development of strategies to deal with violent ethnic conflict.

Stefan Troebst is Professor of East European Cultural Studies at the University of Leipzig and a former Director of the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI), Flensburg, Germany.

Farimah Daftary is a former Senior Research Associate of the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI), Flensburg, Germany.

Series: Volume 3, Ethnopolitics
Subject: Peace & Conflict Studies Sociology
Area: Europe

LC: HM881.R33 2004

BL: YC.2004.a.1103

BISAC: POL042000 POLITICAL SCIENCE/Political Ideologies/General; SOC026000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Sociology/General

BIC: JPW Political activism; JHB Sociology



Contents

Foreword
Preface and Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
List of Abbreviations

Introduction
Stefan Troebst and Farimah Daftary

PART I: COMPARISONS

Chapter 1. Regionalism in Western Europe
Peter Alter

Chapter 2. Conflicts Between East European States and Minorities in an Age of Democracy
Tom Gallagher

PART II: CASE STUDIES

Chapter 3. Ethnoradicalism as a Mirror Image of State Centralisation: the Basque Paradigm in Franco’s Spain
Daniele Conversi

Chapter 4. Chechnya and the Caucasus
Helen Krag

Chapter 5.
Adrian Guelke

Chapter 6. Explaining Ethnic Violence in Bosnia-Herzegovina
Marie-Janine Calic

PART III: LESSONS

Chapter 7. The Use of Force in Minority – Majority Relations: An International Law Perspective
Rainer Hofmann

Chapter 8. Third Party Mediation in Violent Ethnic Conflicts
Norbert Ropers

PART IV: CONCLUSION

Chapter 9. In Quest of Peaceful Coexistence – Strategies in Regulating Ethnic Conflicts
Ulrich Schneckener and Dieter Senghaas

Index

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