Ethnic Conflicts and the Nation State

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Palgrave Macmillan, Dec 15, 1996 - Political Science - 324 pages
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Using original research by a number of highly regarded specialists, this book brings together comparative materials and distinct disciplinary approaches on the origins and dynamics of ethnic conflicts, ethnic policies of nation states, and different attempts to contain, transform and resolve ethnic conflicts. It is one of the results of a research project on ethnic conflicts and development undertaken by the United Nations Research Institute on Social Development. Includes material on Asia and the Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, the former socialist countries, the United States, and Latin America.

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Dr. Rodolfo Stavenhagen has been the UN Special Reporter on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people from 2001 until 2008, and is Emeritus Professor of sociology at El Colegio de Mexico.

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