Disputed Territories

Ethnic conflicts have shaped the 20th century in significant ways. While the legacy of the last century is primarily one of many unresolved conflicts, I contend that Western European states have a positive track record in containing and settling ethnic conflicts which provides valuable lessons for conflict management elsewhere.

Focusing on ethno-territorial cross-border conflicts in Alsace, the Saarland, South Tyrol, and Northern Ireland, Andorra, and the New Hebrides, Disputed Territories offers 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.