Ethnicity and Territory in the Former Soviet Union: Regions in Conflict

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James Hughes, Gwendolyn Sasse
Psychology Press, 2002 - Political Science - 256 pages
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The collapse of the Soviet empire in 1991 removed a decades-long system of successful control of potential ethnic and regional conflict . The result was the eruption of numerous conflicts over state-building, some of which degenerated into violence and some of which were resolved or prevented by strategies of accommodation. This volume explores the common trends and differences in the responses of the new post-Soviet states to the problems of state-building in ethnically and regionally divided societies, focusing on the impact of ethnic and regional conflicts on post-communist transition and institutional development. The book will be essential reading for specialists and students alike who are interested in conflict regulation and post-Soviet politics.
  

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Contents

Managing Secession Potential in
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A State of Regions Gwendolyn Sasse
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The Case
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Patterns of CentreRegional Relations
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The OSCE and Regional Conflicts in
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Conflict and Accommodation in
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Abstracts
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James Hughes is Professor of Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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