The book begins with an agenda-setting introduction which will provide an overview of the central question being addressed, such as the circumstances associated with the move towards a political settlement, the parameters of this settlement and the factors that have assisted in bringing it about. The remaining contributions will focus on a range of cases selected for their diversity and their capacity to highlight the full gamut of political approaches to conflict resolution. The cases vary in:
This book ranges over the world’s major geopolitical zones, including Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe and will be of interest to practitioners in the field of international security.
This book was published as a special issue of Nationalism and Ethnic Politics.
1. Preface William Safran 2. Comparing Ethnic Conflicts: Common Patterns, Shared Challenges John Coakley 3. Belgium: Towards the Breakdown of a Nation-State in the Heart of Europe? Lieven De Winter and Pierre Baudewyns 4. Spain: Identity Boundaries and Political Reconstruction Francisco Jose Llera 5. Northern Ireland: From Multiphased Conflict To Multilevelled Settlement Jennifer Todd 6. Bosnia: Dayton is Dead! Long Live Dayton! Roberto Belloni 7. Cyprus: Domestic Ethnopolitical Conflict and International Politics Joseph S. Joseph 8. Lebanon: From Consociationalism to Conciliation Simon Haddad 9. South Africa: The Long View on Political Transition Adrian Guelke 10. Sri Lanka: The Challenge of Postwar Peace Building, State Building, and Nation Building S. W. R. de A. Samarasinghe 11. Ethnic Conflict Resolution: Routes Towards Settlement John Coakley
This series draws attention to some of the most exciting issues in current world political debate: nation-building, autonomy and self-determination; ethnic identity, conflict and accommodation; pluralism, multiculturalism and the politics of language; ethnonationalism, irredentism and separatism; and immigration, naturalization and citizenship. The series includes monographs as well as edited volumes, and through the use of case studies and comparative analyses will bring together some of the best work to be found in the field.