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The Culture of Violence
Edited by Kumar Rupesinghe and Marcial Rubio C.

This volume examines the relationship between culture and violence, an aspect of the phenomenon heretofore neglected but of growing interest and importance. Taking as their point of departure violence between groups within a state, or between the state and groups residing within it, the contributions seek to identify and analyse the possible links between culture and violence.

ISBN 92-808-0866-4
US$30, airmail US$37

Ethnic Conflict and Human Rights
Edited by Kumar Rupesinghe

Stemming from an international seminar on ethnic conflict and human rights held in Oslo in 1986, this book explores the relatively negative question of ethnic conflicts and their relationship to human rights issues.

ISBN 92-808-0694-7
US$30, airmail US$37

The Ethnic Question
Conflicts, Development, and Human Rights
By Rodolfo Stavenhagen

Recognizing the importance of the ethnic component in development, this book presents a comprehensive picture of contemporary ethnic issues as manifested in most of the world's major regions.

ISBN 92-808-0752-8
US$30, airmail US$37

Ethnicity and Nation-building in the Pacific
Edited by Michael C. Howard

This comprehensive study of ethnic issues in the Pacific region examines the individual political, economic, and historical conditions - in both pre- and post-colonial times - in the countries of the area.

ISBN 92-808-0689-0
US535, airmail US$42

Ethnicity and Power in the Contemporary World

Violent internal conflicts are the predominant form of warfare in the world today, and there is an urgent need to understand their causes and find ways for their prevention or resolution. The 15 essays collected here present a variety of perspectives, conceptions, arguments, and conclusions regarding ethnicity, power, and conflict in the contemporary world. Scholars from Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America explore conflicts and conflict resolution approaches in regions of the former Soviet Union, the Horn of Africa, India, the Basque region of Spain, the former Yugoslavia, Northern Ireland, and the United States.

The cases that are presented here reveal the complexity of conflict and the variety of factors and motives underlying the resurgence of ethnicity and the shifting power relationships of the post-Cold War world, and they demonstrate that the solutions will at times necessarily be complex and various.

Readers of this timely study will discover a wide geographic and experiential range and a rich and lively debate among the essays on one of the most urgent dilemmas of the contemporary world.

Dr. Kumar Rupesinghe is Secretary-General of International Alert, London, and the former Director of the Ethnic Conflict Programme at the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo.

Valery A. Tishkov is Director of the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow and former Minister of Nationalities of the Russian Federation.

ISBN 92-808-0908-3
03500 P

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