Ethnicity, Nationalism and Conflict in and after the Soviet Union: The Mind Aflame

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SAGE, Nov 28, 1996 - Political Science - 352 pages
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Valery Tishkov is a well-known Russian historian and anthropologist, and former Minister of Nationalities in Yeltsin's government. This book draws on his inside knowledge of major events and extensive primary research.

Tishkov argues that ethnicity has a multifaceted role: it is the most accessible basis for political mobilization; a means of controlling power and resources in a transforming society; and therapy for the great trauma suffered by individuals and groups under previous regimes. This complexity helps explain the contradictory nature and outcomes of public ethnic policies based on a doctrine of ethno-nationalism.

 

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Contents

GENERAL APPROACHES AND ISSUES
1
Success and Failure
24
3 Ethnopolitics in a Time of Transition
44
4 Territories Resources and Power
68
5 Cultures and Languages in Conflict
84
CASE STUDIES
115
the Osh Conflict
135
the IngushOssetian Conflict
155
the Chechen War Part I
183
the Chechen War Part II
207
GOVERNING CONFLICTING ETHNICITY
228
12 What Is Rossia? Identities in Transition
246
13 Strategies for Ethnic Accord in PostSoviet States
272
Bibliography
299
Index
319
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About the author (1996)

Valery Tishkov is Professor of History and Anthropology, Director of the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences, and Senior Research Consultant at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO).

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