Regional and Ethnic Conflicts: Perspectives from the Front Lines provides an alternative vantage point that contributes new perspectives to the study of ethnopolitical conflict. The interest and insights students gain from this book into how complex ethnopolitical conflicts can be mitigated, resolved and prevented give hope to the future. From a pedagogical perspective, this text is designed to expose students to alternative perspectives. It adds realism and insight to students' understanding of distal ethnopolitical conflicts. Contributors were purposely asked to discuss a range of factors to bring to light the complexity of ethnopolitical conflict. Their chapters are meant to prod students to internalize the importance of analyzing and understanding ethnopolitical conflicts from multiple perspectives.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Ethnopolitical Conflict in Perspective Judy Carter, George Irani, and Vamik D. Volkan
Chapter 2: Macedonia
The Ethnic Conflict in Macedonia from the Ethnic Macedonians’ Perspective: Being Victims in Their Own Country Relationships between Macedonians and Albanians in the Republic of Macedonia Fatmir Musa
Chapter 3: Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir: An Indian View Dipankar Banerjee
Chapter 4: Cyprus
The Cyprus Conflict: National Mythologies and Real Tragedies Caesar V. Mavratsas
Turkish and Greek Cypriots in Conflict Kenan Atakol
Chapter 5: Israel And Palestine
Understanding Our Israeli/Palestinian Conflict and Searching for Its Resolution Edward (Edy) Kaufman and Manuel Hassassian
Chapter 6: Rwanda
The Rwandan Conflict Richard Batsinduka
Chapter 7: Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s "Ethnic" Conflict David Ratnavale
Chapter 8: Greece And Turkey
Historical Context, National Narrative, and Prospects of Reconciliation in the Aegean: The View from Athens Kostas Ifantis
Turkish-Greek Relations Onur Öymen
Chapter 9: Northern Ireland
The Politics of Peace and War in Northern Ireland Sean Byrne
The Role of Constructive, Transcultural Storytelling in Ethnopolitical Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland Jessica Senehi
Chapter 10: Serbia and Croatia
Serbia Sonja Biserko
Croatia: The Participant in Large Group Conflict Eduard Klain
Chapter 11: Nigeria
Mediated Hostility, Generation and Victimhood in Northern Nigeria Conerly Casey
Ethnicity and Ethnic Relations in Nigeria: The Case of Religious Conflict in Kano Salisu A. Abdullahi
Chapter 12: Lessons to Ponder: Insights and Advice from the Front Lines Judy Carter
Judy Carter teaches in the School of Peace and Conflict Management at Royal Roads University.
George E. Irani is the director of the Africa and Middle East Program of the Toledo International Center for Peace in Madrid, Spain.
Dr. Vamik D. Volkan, M.D. is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia's School of Medicine.