1st Edition

Regional and Ethnic Conflicts Perspectives from the Front Lines

Edited By Judy Carter, George Irani, Vamik D Volkan Copyright 2009
    336 Pages
    by Routledge

    336 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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

    Kashmir Dispute

    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.