Encyclopedia of Modern Ethnic Conflicts, 2nd Edition

  • Joseph R. Rudolph, Jr.
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  • ISBN-10: 1610695534
  • ISBN-13: 9781610695534
  • DDC: 305.8003
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 847 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released April 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Since World War II, significant conflicts have most often taken the form of acts of violence between ethnic or national communities inside individual states. This two-volume work uses case studies to explore some four dozen of those conflicts, making it an ideal first-stop reference for students and others who wish to quickly gain an understanding of ethnic struggles. The book is organized alphabetically by country and region. Each essay begins with a timeline and then explores the historical background, evolution, efforts to manage, and significance of the conflict. The title supports the National Geography Standards by examining cultural mosaics and conflict.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Nagorno-Karabakh: A Not So “Frozen” Conflict.
2: Bolivia: A History of Struggle: From Anticolonial Resistance to Progressive Extractivism in the Morales Era.
3: Bosnia-Herzegovina: The Deconstruction of a State and the Birth and Growing Pangs of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
4: Canada: The Nationalism Movement in Quebec.
5: Central Europe: The Romany: A Stateless Minority in a World of States.
6: China: Ethnic Conflict in the World’s Largest Multinational State.
7: Cyprus: Turkish Cyprus: The Dynamics of a Frozen Conflict.
8: Czechoslovakia and the Czech and Slovak Republics: The Peaceful Breakup of a State and Life after the Velvet Divorce.
9: East Timor (Timor-Leste): The Birth of a New State.
10: France: Ethnic Conflict and the Problem of Corsica.
11: France: The “Foreigner” Issue.
12: Georgia: Separatism in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
13: Germany: The Foreign Worker Issue.
14: Guatemala: Mayas and the Guatemalan Civil War.
15: India: Ethnic Conflict and Nation-Building in a Multiethnic State.
16: Iraq: The Progress of the Kurdish Movement in Iraq.
17: Ivory Coast: Conflict and the Politics of Belonging in Côte d’Ivoire.
18: Kenya: Kenya’s Legacy of Violent Ethnic Politics and the 2007–2008 Postelection Crisis.
19: Kosovo: The Conflicts in Kosovo and the Limits of Third-Party Conflict Management.
20: Lebanon: The Lebanon Civil War, 1975–1990.
21: Malaysia: The Malay-Chinese Conflict.
22: Mali: The Mali Crisis.
23: Mexico: The Zapatista Rebellion in Chiapas.