||Geography and World Cultures/Geopolitics
||Current Events and Issues/Ethnicity
An indispensable reference that will help students understand the major ethnic conflicts that dominate the headlines and shape the modern world.
Since World War II, significant conflicts have most often taken the form of acts of violence between ethnic or national communities inside individual states. This two-volume work uses case studies to explore some four dozen of those conflicts, making it an ideal first-stop reference for students and others who wish to quickly gain an understanding of ethnic struggles. Content from the first edition is updated and new entries on recent conflicts have been added.
The set's geographical range, which encompasses nearly every continent, is matched by the diversity of the conflicts explored. These include internal conflicts such as those experienced by African Americans in the United States and Muslims in France, as well as separatist movements of groups like the Chechens in Russia and Bosnians in Yugoslavia. Headline-making conflicts—for example, those in Mali and Syria—are covered as well. The book is organized alphabetically by country and region. Each essay begins with a timeline and then explores the historical background, evolution, efforts to manage, and significance of the conflict. Suggestions for follow-up research and appendices of relevant, primary source materials are also included.
- Presents comprehensive coverage of ethnic conflicts that enables readers to comprehend recent events around the world
- Contains updates and revisions to the first edition and new entries on more current conflicts
- Features cases that are both relevant and topical, covering the vast majority of the conflicts that are spilling blood, affecting policies, and shaping the contemporary world
- Includes primary documents that support the text, allowing students to use hard evidence in their research
- Supports the National Geography Standards by examining cultural mosaics and conflict
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"[T]here are few other recent works providing similar coverage. . . . Libraries that have the first edition should buy this greatly enlarged and updated version. Other libraries with an interest in international relations and modern history should also consider purchase."
"Summing Up: Recommended. All levels of students."
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