1st Edition

Living Together After Ethnic Killing Exploring the Chaim Kaufman Argument

Edited By Roy Licklider, Mia Bloom Copyright 2007
    352 Pages
    by Routledge

    340 Pages
    by Routledge

    This volume attempts to critically analyze Chaim Kaufman's ideas from various methodological perspectives, with the view of further understanding how stable states may arise after violent ethnic conflict and to generate important debate in the area.

    After the Cold War, the West became optimistic of their ability to intervene effectively in instances of humanitarian disasters and civil war. Unfortunately, in the light of Bosnia, Somalia and Rwanda, questions of the appropriate course of action in situations of large scale violence became hotly contested. A wave of analysis considered the traditional approach of third parties attempting to ensure that the nation was built on the basis of a ruling power-share between the opposing sides of the conflict to be overwhelmingly problematic, and perhaps impossible.

    Within this movement Kaufman wrote a series of articles advocating separation of warring sides in order to provide stability in situations of large scale violence. His theorem provoked extreme responses and polarized opinion, contradicting the established position of promoting power-sharing, democracy and open economies to solve ethnic conflict and had policy implications for the entire international community.

    This book was previously published as a special issue of Security Studies.

    What’s All the Shouting About?, Separation or Inclusion? Testing Hypotheses on the End of Ethnic Conflict, Partition as A Solution to Ethnic War: An Empirical Critique of the Theoretical Literature, The Problem with Negotiated Settlements to Ethnic Civil Wars, Which Security Dilemma? Mitigating Ethnic Conflict: The Case of Croatia, Is Partition Really the Only Hope? Reconciling Contradictory Findings About Ethnic Civil Wars, Ethnic Unmixing and Civil War, Vengeance and Intervention: Can Third Parties Bring Peace without Separation?, Separatist Wars, Partition, and World Order, Living Together After Ethnic Killing: in Theory, in History, and in Iraq Today, Index


    Roy Licklider is professor of political science at Rutgers University. He has been a program officer for the Exxon Education Foundation, a visiting researcher at the New School for Social Research, and a visiting professor at Princeton. His research interests have included nuclear strategy, sources of foreign policy, the impact of economic sanctions (in particular the Arab oil weapon), and how civil wars end. Mia Bloom is Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Political Science.