Cover

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pp. c-ii

Title Page

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pp. iii-iii

Copyright Page

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pp. iv-vi

CONTENTS

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pp. vii-viii

TABLES AND MAPS

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pp. ix-x

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FOREWORD

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pp. xi-xiv

THE SWIFT SPRING THAW that followed the unexpected collapse of the Soviet empire opened half of Europe to vast new possibilities. For many nations and peoples, this meant a leap, with mixed success so far, toward democracy and capitalism. For others, the new freedom opened a Pandora's box of age-old...

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INTRODUCTION

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pp. 1-10

FOR MORE THAN FORTY YEARS, Western policymakers defined the revolutionary, expansionist ideology and activities of world communism as the central threat to international peace and stability. They met that threat by confronting it with a counterbalancing threat of force and pursuing a strategy of containment....

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CHAPTER 1 Nationalism, Democracy, and International Peace in Post-Communist Europe

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pp. 11-42

THE DEMOCRATIZATION of the post-communist states presents policymakers with a vexing dilemma: The collapse of authoritarianism has unleashed forces that make the establishment of liberal democracies difficult. The suppression of these forces, however, would entail actions that might make the establishment...

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CHAPTER 2 Ethnic Conflict and the Euro-Atlantic Community: The Yugoslav Crisis

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pp. 43-128

THE REEMERGENCE OF national conflicts in Eastern Europe and the successor states of the former Soviet Union presents the United States and its allies with strong challenges to international peace. The immediate consequences and longer-term implications of such conflicts require European, Euro-Atlantic, and...

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CHAPTER 3 From Nationalism to Democratization

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pp. 129-178

THE ETHNIC CRISIS in the post-communist states reflects the inherent conflict between nationalist definitions of the state and the establishment of a civil order that protects diverse populations. The ethnic heterogeneity of the East European states, as well as the numerous actual and potential irredentist...

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CHAPTER 4 Conclusion: Toward an American Strategy for Peace

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pp. 179-226

AS THE YUGOSLAV CRISIS has so clearly demonstrated, a stable framework for international peace in the post-Cold War era must include an institutionalized capacity to deal with the challenges to both domestic and international stability arising out of mobilized ethnic identities. The domestic challenges...

NOTES

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pp. 227-248

INDEX

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pp. 249-bc