The nation-state: civic and ethnic dimensions

Colin Clark

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    Abstract

    A definitive global survey of the interaction of race, ethnicity, nationalism and politics, this handbook blends theoretically grounded, rigorous analysis with empirical illustrations, to provide a state-of-the art overview of the contemporary debates on one of the most pervasive international security challenges today. The contributors to this volume offer a 360-degree perspective on ethnic conflict: from the theoretical foundations of nationalism and ethnicity, to the causes and consequences of ethnic conflict, and to the various strategies adopted in response to it. Without privileging any specific explanation of why ethnic conflict happens at a specific place and time or why attempts at preventing or settling it might fail or succeed, the Routledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict enables readers to gain better insights into such defining moments in post-Cold War international history as the disintegrations of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia and their respective consequences and the genocide in Rwanda, as well as the relative success of conflict settlement efforts in Northern Ireland, Macedonia, and Aceh. By contributing to understanding the varied and multiple causes of ethnic conflicts and to learning from the successes and failures of its prevention and settlement, the Handbook makes a powerful case that ethnic conflicts are neither unavoidable nor unresolvable, but rather that they require careful analysis and thoughtful and measured responses.
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict
    EditorsKarl Cordell, Stefan Wolff
    Place of PublicationAbingdon
    Pages44-54
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2010

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    • civic and ethnic dimensions
    • ethnic conflict
    • nationalism

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    Clark, C. (2010). The nation-state: civic and ethnic dimensions. In K. Cordell, & S. Wolff (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict (pp. 44-54). Abingdon.
    Clark, Colin. / The nation-state : civic and ethnic dimensions. Routledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict. editor / Karl Cordell ; Stefan Wolff. Abingdon, 2010. pp. 44-54
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