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After The Breakup Of A Multi Ethnic Empire

Author : Susanne Michele Birgerson
ISBN : 0275969657
Genre : History
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Birgerson examines the endurance of economic and political institutions established during the Soviet period and how their endurance has comprised the independence of the former republics. These successor states are struggling to establish stable, independent states against a backdrop of economic decline, and, in some cases, civil unrest. The role of Russia remains that of the dominant power in the region.
Category: History

New Regionalism Or No Regionalism

Author : Ruxandra Ivan
ISBN : 9781317088127
Genre : Political Science
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The nation states in the Black Sea area have initiated many co-operative policies but the area also sees numerous tensions between neighboring states. The conflict-co-operation paradox, along with ethnic fragmentation and shared culture, are two of the most salient features of the Black Sea Area. These paradoxes are not the only force in the evolution of the region though. There are also issues such as ethnic and national identity, the failure of democratization, energy and resources, as well as the influence of other powers such as Russia, the EU and the USA. The key questions asked by the authors in this book are: to what extent is there an emerging regionalism in the Black Sea area? Is the Black Sea a region? What are the common interests shared by the former USSR states, the three EU member states neighboring the Black Sea - Bulgaria, Greece and Romania, and a NATO country - Turkey? Are the fault-lines dividing them more pervasive than the incentives for cooperation? Can we speak of a shared identity? The first part of the book places the Black Sea problematique in a wider historical and spatial context. The authors then take a closer look at the region and examine further the structure of the Black Sea area. They offer a perspective on smaller actors with great ambitions, such as Azerbaijan and Romania, and go on to make a comparison between the emerging regionalism in the Black Sea area and regionalisms in other parts of the world.
Category: Political Science

The Rise Of Tamil Separatism In Sri Lanka

Author : Gnanapala Welhengama
ISBN : 9781135119713
Genre : Law
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Among the examples of civil wars, armed secessionist movements and minority uprisings in the world today, many involve conflict between a minority group’s aim for political self-determination, and the nation state’s resistance to any diminution of sovereignty. With the expansion of the international regime of human rights, minority groups have reconceptualised their struggle with the understanding that a minority which is linguistically, religiously or ethnically distinctive is entitled to self-determination if their aspirations cannot be met. This book explores the relationship between minority rights, self-determination and secession within international law, by contextualising these issues in a detailed case study of the rise of Tamil separatism in Sri Lanka. Welhengama and Pillay show how Tamil communalism hardened into secession and assess whether the Sri Lankan government has met its obligations with respect to the right to self-determination short of secession. Focusing on the legal and human rights arguments for secession by the Tamil community of the North and East of Sri Lanka, the book demonstrates how the language of international law and international human rights played a major role in the development of the arguments for secession. Through a close examination of the case of the Tamil’s secessionist movement the book presents valuable insights into why modern nation states find themselves threatened by separatist claims and bids for independence based on ethnicity.
Category: Law

Global Studies Russia The Eurasian Republics And Central Eastern Europe

Author : Minton F. Goldman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132228755
Genre : Business & Economics
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Our GLOBAL STUDIES Series provides students with comprehensive background and current information shaping regional cultures and countries of the world today. Each volume features country report essays and maps as well as relevant articles from world-wide publications. Visit our website for more information and a complete listing of titles:
Category: Business & Economics


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ISBN : UIUC:30112063133265
Genre : Europe, Eastern
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Category: Europe, Eastern

Paving The Way

Author : Ronald J. Fisher
ISBN : 0739106740
Genre : Political Science
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"Ronald J. Fisher has assembled a collection of seminal case studies that illustrate interactive approaches to conflict resolution from the Malaysia-Indonesia conflict in the 1960s to the Peru-Ecuador peace process of the late 1990s. Integrating theory research, and practice, the cases posit that interactive conflict resolution can make a significant and sometimes essential contribution to the resolution of protracted and violent identity conflicts. The methods and solutions offered in Paving the Way will serve as best practices for those in the field and as training tools and resources for scholars and policy makers."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Political Science

Slavic Review

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105114601458
Genre : Electronic journals
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Category: Electronic journals

Forthcoming Books

Author : Rose Arny
ISBN : UOM:39015058394233
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature