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Title Radical ethnic movements in contemporary Europe / edited by Farimah Daftary & Stefan Troebst
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2003


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Description xv, 208 pages ; 24 cm
Series Studies in ethnopolitics
Studies in ethnopolitics.
Contents Introduction / Stefan Troebst and Farimah Daftary -- 1. Regionalism in Western Europe / Peter Alter -- 2. Conflicts Between East European States and Minorities in an Age of Democracy / Tom Gallagher -- 3. Ethnoradicalism as a Mirror Image of State Centralisation: the Basque Paradigm in Franco's Spain / Daniele Conversi -- 4. Chechnya and the Caucasus / Helen Krag -- 5. International Dimensions of the Northern Ireland Conflict and Settlement / Adrian Guelke -- 6. Explaining Ethnic Violence in Bosnia-Herzegovina / Marie-Janine Calic -- 7. The Use of Force in Minority - Majority Relations: An International Law Perspective / Rainer Hofmann -- 8. Third Party Mediation in Violent Ethnic Conflicts / Norbert Ropers -- 9. In Quest of Peaceful Coexistence - Strategies in Regulating Ethnic Conflicts / Ulrich Schneckener and Dieter Senghaas
Summary 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 inter-ethnic warfare are uncommon; in the majority of cases conflicts are successfully de-escalated and even resolved. In their comprehensive conclusion, the editors offer a theoretical framework for the development of strategies to deal with violent ethnic conflict
Notes 'First paperback ed. pub. 2005'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-200) and index
Subject Social movements -- Europe.
Ethnic groups -- Europe.
Ethnic conflict -- Europe.
Political violence -- Europe.
Europe -- Ethnic relations.
Europe -- Social conditions.
Europe -- Politics and government.
Author Troebst, Stefan.
Daftary, Farimah.
LC no. 2002043680
ISBN 1571816224 hardback alkaline paper