Critical Concepts in Political Science: Ethnic Conflict

The study of ethnic conflict saw its heyday in the aftermath of the Cold War with a proliferation of theories about its causes and management. But its origins as a subject of academic inquiry not only predate the end of the Cold War but also its inception, with some...

Conflict Management in Divided Societies: Theories and Practice

Taking a multi-perspective approach to the study of conflict management in divided societies and offering a wide range of perspectives from leading experts in the field, this edited volume examines the philosophies underpinning constitutional design, the actors and...

Autonomy, Self-governance and Conflict Resolution

Conflicts over the rights of self-defined population groups to determine their own destiny within the boundaries of existing states are among the most violent forms of inter-communal conflict. Many experts agree that autonomy regimes are a useful framework within...

Managing and Settling Ethnic Conflicts

Ethnic conflicts around the world devastate the lives of millions of people, destabilise national governments and undermine the prospects of sustainable development and successful transitions to democracy in entire regions. The threats to global peace and stability...