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Who Intervenes? takes as a given that there are tensions among ethnic groups throughout the world. But it is not at all clear when and why these tensions escalate into violence. The likelihood and character of intervention depend upon the interplay of two factors: ethnic composition and institutional constraint. A fourfold typology is produced. For example, states with high constraints and ethnic diversity are likely to intervene only for reasons related to national interests, while states with both ethnic dominance and low constraint are most disposed to intervene. The disposition to intervene is catalyzed, the authors hypothesize, by the presence of ethnic affinity and cleavage. The book includes a comparative analysis of five case studies: India and Sri Lanka, Somalia and Ethiopia, Malaysia and the Thai Malay (a non-intervention), the immediate aftermath of the breakup of Yugoslavia, and Greece and Turkey with Cyprus. The case histories produce strong support for the relevance of the typology and catalysts. Ethnic composition, institutional constraint, and ethnic affinity and cleavage are very useful factors in distinguishing both the likelihood and form of intervention. Policies that encourage institutional reform and support ethnic diversity can be expected to reduce the likelihood and even the perceived need for intervention.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Figures
  2. p. ix
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  1. List of Maps
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. 1. Ethnic Conflict: The Neglected Interstate Dimension
  2. pp. 14-29
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  1. 2. The Two-Level Game of Ethnic Conflict
  2. pp. 30-55
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  1. 3. Disintegration of Paradise: The Indo-Sri Lankan Crisis
  2. pp. 56-87
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  1. 4. Somali Irredentism - The Pursuit of a "Greater Somalia"
  2. pp. 88-121
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  1. 5. Thai Malay Separatism: Managing Interstate Ethnic Conflict
  2. pp. 122-155
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  1. 6. The Breakup of Yugoslavia and Its Immediate Aftermath
  2. pp. 156-191
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  1. 7. The Cyprus Puzzle: Two Nations, One Island
  2. pp. 192-218
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  1. 8. Conclusions: Taming the Untamable
  2. pp. 219-229
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 230-245
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 246-265
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814272503
Related ISBN
9780814210130
MARC Record
OCLC
651837305
Pages
264
Launched on MUSE
2021-01-10
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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