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Disputed Territories

The Transnational Dynamics of Ethnic Conflict Settlement

Stefan Wolff

272 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-516-3 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (January 2003)

ISBN  978-1-57181-657-3 $34.95/£24.00 Pb Published (2004)

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"... this is a useful study for its emphasis on the role of the kin state ... Aside from a bibliography there is also a list of useful Web sources for relevant documents ... Recommended."  · Choice

Ethnic conflicts have shaped the 20th century in significant ways. While the legacy of the last century is primarily one of many unresolved conflicts, the author contends that Western Europe has a track record in containing and settling ethnic conflicts which provides valuable lessons for conflict management elsewhere. Focusing on ethno-territorial crossborder conflicts in Alsace, the Saarland, South Tyrol, and Northern Ireland, Andorra and the New Hebrides, the author develops a four-dimensional analytical framework that synthesizes the distinct factors that influence the complex relationship between host-state, kin-state, actors in the disputed territory, and in the international context.

Stefan Wolff was educated at the University of Leipzig, Germany. He received an MPhil from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from the London School of Economics. He is currently Chair in Political Science at the University of Nottingham.

Subject: Peace & Conflict Studies Sociology
Area: Europe

LC: D1056 .W65 2002

BL: YC.2003.a.11919

BISAC: SOC026000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Sociology/General; SOC008000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Ethnic Studies/General

BIC: JHB Sociology; GTJ Peace studies & conflict resolution




Contents

List of Tables
List of Chronologies of Key Events
List of Overviews of Stability Criteria
Preface
Acknowledgements

PART I: A FRAMEWORK FOR THE STUDY OF ETHNO-TERRITORIAL CROSS-BORDER CONFLICTS AND THEIR SETTLEMENTS

Chapter 1. Conceptual Clarification: External Minorities and Disputed Territories
Chapter 2. Possible Conflict Settlements for Ethno-Territorial Cross-Border Conflicts
Chapter 3. Conclusion of Part One: Which Factors Influence Ethno-Territorial Cross-Border Conflicts and the Stability of Their Settlements?

PART II: CASE STUDIES

Chapter 4. Alsace
Chapter 5. The Saarland
Chapter 6. South Tyrol
Chapter 7. Northern Ireland
Chapter 8. Condominium Status as a Settlement for Ethno-Territorial Cross-Border Conflicts

PART III: ACHIEVING CONFLICT SETTLEMENTS AND MANAGING THEIR STABILITY

Chapter 9. Conditions Conducive to Conflict Settlement and Settlement Stability
Chapter 10. Conclusion

References
Index

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