Perspectives on Contemporary Ethnic Conflict: Primal Violence Or the Politics of Conviction?

Front Cover
Santosh C. Saha
Lexington Books, 2006 - History - 344 pages
0 Reviews
The existing traditions of inquiry into ethnic conflict can be classified into four categories: essentialism, instrumentalism, constructivism, and institutionalism. All four traditions have a distinguished lineage, but none can really account for the worldwide spread of ethnic violence. We need to move from the local to the macro or global. This book, using methodology from sociology, history, and politics, will present the complexities of ethnic conflict in terms of linguistics, religion, territory, and tribes in various regions. These brilliant essays look at some of the most conflicted sites in the world, where ethnic violence has been created and played out: Burma, Indonesia, Rwanda, Burundi, Nigeria, the Sudan, Mexico, and Guyana. Divided into two parts, Perspectives on Contemporary Ethnic Conflict is a rich text for scholars of conflict studies, focusing on the sources and dynamics of ethnic violence and providing descriptions of ethnic conflict across the globe.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

ThirdParty Intervention in EthnoReligious Conflict Role Theory and the Major Powers in South Asia Gaurav Ghose and Patrick James
17
Ethnic Violence and the Loss of State Legitimacy Burma and Indonesia in a Context of PostColonial Developmentalism Vivienne Wee and Graeme L...
47
Not Ethnicity but Race Unity and Conflict in Rwanda Since the Genocide Helen M Hintjens and David E Kiwuwa
77
The HutuTutsi Conflict in Rwanda Paul J Magnarella
107
PoliticoPsychological Dimensions of the Ethnic and Political Conflicts in India Conflicting Paradigms at Work Santosh C Saha
133
Multifaceted Ethnic Conflicts and Conflict Resolution in Nigeria Abdul Karim Bangura
173
Georgetown Shuffle Ethnic Politics of AfroGuyanese Amerindians and IndoGuyanese in Postcolonial Guyana Sabita Martian
197
Sudans Identity Wars and Democratic Route to Peace Rita Kiki Edozie
225
Ethnic Conflict in Mexico The Zapatistas Michael R Hall
251
Kurdish Ethnonationalism A Concise Overview Mir Zohair Husain and Stephen Shumock
269
The Roots of Contemporary Ethnic Conflict and Violence in Burundi Johnson W Makoba and Elavie Ndura
295
Bibliography
311
Index
327
About the Contributors
339
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2006)

Santosh C. Saha is professor of history at Mount Union College in Ohio.

Bibliographic information