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Reconcilable Differences: Turning Points in Ethnopolitical Conflict

Sean Byrne and Cynthia L. Irvin, editors
Reconcilable Differences: Turning Points in Ethnopolitical Conflict
ISBN: 978-1-56549-109-0
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ISBN: 978-1-56549-108-3
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2000/270 pages/LC: 99-088100
A Kumarian Press Book
"Provides a wonderfully rich array of ideas about ways the destructiveness of ethnopolitical conflicts can be overcome."—Louis Kriesberg, Syracuse University

"In a world desperate to understand and deal with what appears to be an ever expanding explosion of hostile and destructive ethnopolitical conflict, this book provides careful analysis, insight, and hope that these are indeed reconcilable differences."—Loraleigh Keashly, Wayne State University

DESCRIPTION

The authors of Reconcilable Differences consider how a range of factors converge to shape the ways that ethnic conflicts are waged and how peaceful change occurs. Focusing on the perceptions, structures, and interactions that contribute to the development and growth of intergroup antagonism, as well as on the mechanisms critical to the peace building, they contribute amply to our understanding of the emergence, escalation, and resolution of prolonged ethnopolitical conflicts.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sean Byrne is professor of peace and conflict studies at the University of Manitoba. Cynthia L. Irvin, now deceased, was an expert on political violence and ethnic conflict in Northern Ireland and Basque Country.

CONTENTS

  • Introduction—the Editors.
  • ETHNOPOLITICAL CONFLICTS: CAUSES AND THEORETICAL APPROACHES.
  • The Geopolitical Context of Contemporary Ethnopolitical Conflict—J.A. Agnew.
  • Overcoming Wilsonianism: American Conflict Resolution and Ethnic Nationalism in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union—J.D. Nagle, F.S. Pearson, and M. Suprun.
  • The Dynamics of Social Cubism: A View from Northern Ireland and Québec—N. Carter and S. Byrne.
  • CONFLICT RESOLUTION, GROUP IDENTITY, AND HUMAN NEEDS.
  • Understanding Protracted Social Conflicts: A Basic Needs Approach—K.A. Cavanaugh.
  • The Social Origins of Environmental Resource Conflict: Exposing the Roots of Tangible Disputes—B.D. Polkinghorn.
  • Constructive Storytelling in Intercommunal Conflicts: Building Community, Building Peace—J. Senehi.
  • Peace Building in Identity Driven Ethnopolitical Conflicts—H-W. Jeong.
  • STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND REDUCTION.
  • Yugoslavia, What Went Wrong? Constitutional Development and Collapse of a Multiethnic State—M. Zagar.
  • South Africa's National Peace Accord and Laue's Developmental Vision for Community Conflict Intervention—G.J. McCall and M. Duncan.
  • European Integration and Irish Disunity?—P. Dixon.
  • Negotiating End Games: A Comparative Analysis of the IRA and ETA—C.L. Irvin.