Confronting Ethnic Conflict

Confronting Ethnic Conflict : The Role of Third Parties in Managing Africa's Civil Wars

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This book critically assesses the role of external intervention in managing selected ethnic conflicts in Africa. It addresses whether intervention strategies undertaken by international, regional, and subregional actors can be devised or improved so as to maximize the likelihood of successful conflict management in the case of civil wars, particularly ethnic more

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  • Hardback | 244 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 476.27g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739128450
  • 9780739128459

About Jennifer L. De Maio

Jennifer L. De Maio is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at California State University, more

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This is a superb critical analysis of the factors that contribute to or inhibit the success of third party mediators of ethnic conflict in developing countries. Emphasizing the role of regional as opposed to international institutions and actors in such processes, the work vividly depicts 'Africans finding solutions to African problems.' Although the book is about Africa, it is firmly grounded in theory and its findings are relevant to other such conflicts throughout the world. -- Edmond J. Keller, University of California, Los Angelesshow more

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I: Theoretical Considerations Chapter 3 Addressing the Causes of Ethnic Conflict Chapter 4 Conflict Management in the Post-Cold War World Chapter 5 Coordination and Cooperation: Towards a Strategy of Successful Intervention Part 6 Part II: Empirical Analysis Chapter 7 Intervention in a Collapsing State: Somalia, 1988-1992 Chapter 8 Intervention in a Phase of Political Transition: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 1994 Chapter 9 Intervention and Genocide: Burundi, 1995-2003 Chapter 10 Intervention in Protracted Conflict: Sudan, 1983-2005 Chapter 11 Building Capacity for Coordinated and Cooperative Third Party Interventionshow more