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close this bookEthnicity and Power in the Contemporary World (United Nations University, 1996, 298 p.)
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Open this folder and view contents1. Governance and conflict resolution in multi-ethnic societies
Open this folder and view contents2. Ethnic conflict in the Horn of Africa: Myth and reality
View the document3. Ethnic conflicts in the context of social science theories
Open this folder and view contents4. Settlement of ethnic conflicts in post-Soviet society
Open this folder and view contents5. Dynamics of the Moldova Trans-Dniester ethnic conflict (late 1990s to early 1990s)
View the document6. Ethnic conflict in the Osh region in summer 1990: Reasons and lessons
Open this folder and view contents7. From centre-periphery conflict to the making of new nationality policy in an independent state: Estonia
Open this folder and view contents8. Conflict management in the former USSR and world experience
Open this folder and view contents9. The dissolution of multi-ethnic states: The case of Yugoslavia
Open this folder and view contents10. Ethnic conflict, federalism, and democracy in India
Open this folder and view contents11. An intractable conflict? Northern Ireland: A need for pragmatism
Open this folder and view contents12. Political autonomy and conflict resolution: The Basque case
Open this folder and view contents13. Ethnic and racial groups in the USA: Conflict and cooperation
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View the document15 The right to autonomy: Chimera or solution?
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Note to the reader from the UNU

This is the final volume to emerge from a five-year research and training programme conducted by the United Nations University on governance and conflict resolution. The programme examined the underlying conditions giving rise to internal conflicts, particularly where they are manifested through direct violence. It also focused on the conceptual and theoretical problems related to such conflicts, early warning of potential conflicts, and conflict transformation.

This volume investigates the causes and consequences of violent conflict and the options for its prevention, resolution, and transformation in regions as diverse as Africa, the former Yugoslavia, Northern Ireland, and certain Soviet successor states. The chapters, written by multicultural scholars, are based on revised versions of papers originally presented at a UNU symposium held in cooperation with the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences in March 1992. The companion volume, entitled The Culture of Violence, was published by the UNU Press in 1994.