Civil Wars & Ethnic Conflict Products

  • Social Theories of Urban Violence in the Global South

    Towards Safe and Inclusive Cities

    Edited by Jennifer Erin Salahub, Markus Gottsbacher, John de Boer

    While cities often act as the engines of economic growth for developing countries, they are also often the site of growing violence, poverty and inequality. Yet, social theory, largely developed and tested in the Global North, is often inadequate in tackling the realities of life in the dangerous…

    Hardback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Cities and Development

  • Responding to Modern Genocide

    At the Confluence of Law and Politics

    By Mark D. Kielsgard

    Developments in the understanding and treatment of genocide through the twentieth century have involved a combination of politics, public opinion, social trends, and economic development, and led to the substantive law of genocide and the assumption of international jurisdiction. This book analyzes…

    Paperback – 2018-01-03 
    Routledge

  • The United States and Genocide

    (Re)Defining the Relationship

    By Jeffrey S. Bachman

    There exists a dominant narrative that essentially defines the United States’ relationship with genocide through what the U.S. has failed to do to stop or prevent genocide, rather than through how its actions have contributed to the commission of genocide. This narrative acts to conceal the true…

    Hardback – 2017-12-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Genocide and Crimes against Humanity

  • Western Sahara

    International Law, Justice and Natural Resources

    Edited by Damien Kingsbury

    As the Spanish were preparing to leave colonized Western Sahara in 1975, Morocco invaded, sparking a war with the Western Saharan Polisario Front. About 70% of Western Sahara was occupied by Morocco, which stations up to 140,000 soldiers in the territory, primarily along a 1700 kilometre long sand…

    Paperback – 2017-11-19 
    Routledge

  • Networked Insurgencies and Foreign Fighters in Eurasia

    Edited by Jean-Francois Ratelle, Laurence Broers

    Recent wars in Eurasia have foregrounded the flows of foreign fighters between distinct insurgent battlefronts. Since 2011 thousands of individuals have travelled from the Caucasus and Central Asia to fight in Syria and Iraq. Caucasians have also appeared in the fighting that followed Ukraine’s…

    Hardback – 2017-11-09 
    Routledge

  • Power, Networks and Violent Conflict in Central Asia

    A Comparison of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

    By Idil Tunçer-Kılavuz

    When the five Central Asian republics gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, expectations of violent conflict were widespread. Indeed, the country of Tajikistan suffered a five-year civil war from 1992 to 1997. The factors that the literature on civil wars in general and on the…

    Paperback – 2017-11-09 
    Routledge

  • Torture and Peacebuilding in Indonesia

    The Case of Papua

    By Budi Hernawan

    State-sponsored torture and peacebuilding encapsulate the essence of many of the current conflicts in Indonesia. Papua in particular provides a thought-provoking example of the intricacy and complexity of building peace amidst enduring conflict and violence. This book examines the complex power…

    Hardback – 2017-11-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • The Political Economy of Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka

    Economic Liberalization, Mobilizational Resources, and Ethnic Collective Action

    By Nikolaos Biziouras

    At the point of independence in 1948, Sri Lanka was projected to be a success story in the developing world. However, in July 1983 a violent ethnic conflict which pitted the Sinhalese against the Tamils began, and did not come to an end until 2009. This conflict led to nearly 50,000 combatant…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • The Politics of Reconstruction and Development in Sri Lanka

    Transnational Commitments to Social Change

    By Eva Gerharz

    Sri Lanka’s conflict and peace processes have gained global attention during recent years. This book presents a comprehensive insight into the politics of reconstruction and development in Sri Lanka, focussing on the ceasefire which was negotiated between the Government of Sri Lanka and the…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Small Wars and Insurgencies in Theory and Practice, 1500-1850

    Edited by Beatrice Heuser

    In early modern times, warfare in Europe took on many diverse and overlapping forms. Our modern notions of ‘regular’ and ‘irregular’ warfare, of ‘major war’ and ‘small war’, have their roots in much greater diversity than such binary notions allow for. While insurgencies go back to time immemorial,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-24
    Routledge

  • Genocide and Mass Atrocities in Asia

    Legacies and Prevention

    Edited by Deborah Mayersen, Annie Pohlman

    The twentieth century has been labelled the ‘century of genocide’, and according to estimates, more than 250 million civilians were victims of genocide and mass atrocities during this period. This book provides one of the first regional perspectives on mass atrocities in Asia, by exploring the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Violence, Torture and Memory in Sri Lanka

    Life after Terror

    By Dhana Hughes

    Drawing on original ethnographic field-research conducted primarily with former guerrilla insurgents in southern and central Sri Lanka, this book analyses the memories and narratives of people who have perpetrated political violence. It explores how violence is negotiated and lived with in the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

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