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Regional and Ethnic Conflicts
Perspectives from the Front Lines

ISBN 9780131894280
Published February 12, 2008 by Routledge
336 Pages

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Book Description

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

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

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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.