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Exeter Studies in Ethno Politics


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The Challenge of Ethnic Democracy: The State and Minority Groups in Israel, Poland and Northern Ireland

The Challenge of Ethnic Democracy: The State and Minority Groups in Israel, Poland and Northern Ireland

1st Edition

Yoav Peled
August 14, 2018

Ethnic democracy is a form of democratic ethnic conflict regulation in deeply divided societies. In The Challenge of Ethnic Democracy, Yoav Peled argues that ethnic democracy is constituted by the combination of two contradictory constitutional principles: liberal democracy and ethno-nationalism,...

Citizenship and Intercultural Dialogue: IR Analysis & Minority Youth in the UK and Germany

Citizenship and Intercultural Dialogue: IR Analysis & Minority Youth in the UK and Germany

1st Edition

Christine Laton
July 26, 2018

In the wake of tragic terrorist attacks in Western Europe, so-called parallel communities have come under increased scrutiny and pressure to be engaged and integrated in the politics and society of the country of settlement. In this context, the tools of intercultural dialogue and citizenship have...

The Kurdish Question in Turkey: New Perspectives on Violence, Representation and Reconciliation

The Kurdish Question in Turkey: New Perspectives on Violence, Representation and Reconciliation

1st Edition

Cengiz Gunes, Welat Zeydanlioglu
December 08, 2017

Almost three decades have passed since political violence erupted in Turkey’s south-eastern regions, where the majority of Turkey’s approximately 20 million Kurds live. In 1984, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) initiated an insurgency which intensified in the following decades and continues to...

Peace and Ethnic Identity in Northern Ireland: Consociational Power Sharing and Conflict Management

Peace and Ethnic Identity in Northern Ireland: Consociational Power Sharing and Conflict Management

1st Edition

Henry Jarrett
October 16, 2017

Consociational power sharing is often perceived to be the method of conflict management that is most likely to succeed in deeply divided societies. The case of Northern Ireland in particular is heralded by many as a consociational success story. Since the signing of the Good Friday (Belfast)...

Iraqi Kurdistan, the PKK and International Relations: Theory and Ethnic Conflict

Iraqi Kurdistan, the PKK and International Relations: Theory and Ethnic Conflict

1st Edition

Hannes Černy
July 27, 2017

Due to its primacy in explaining issues of war and peace in the international arena, the discipline of International Relations (IR) looms large in analyses of and responses to ethnic conflict in academia, politics and popular media – in particular with respect to contemporary conflicts in the...

The Alevis in Turkey and Europe: Identity and Managing Territorial Diversity

The Alevis in Turkey and Europe: Identity and Managing Territorial Diversity

1st Edition

Elise Massicard
June 16, 2017

This book examines the development of identity politics amongst the Alevis in Europe and Turkey, which simultaneously provided the movement access to different resources and challenged its unity of action. While some argue that Aleviness is a religious phenomenon, and others claim it is a...

Federal Solutions to Ethnic Problems: Accommodating Diversity

Federal Solutions to Ethnic Problems: Accommodating Diversity

1st Edition

Liam D. Anderson
May 24, 2017

Exploring five distinct models of federal arrangement, this book evaluates the relative merits of each model as a mechanism for managing relations in ethnically divided societies. Two broad approaches to this issue, accommodation and denial, are identified and, from this, five distinct models of...

The Iraqi Federation: Origin, Operation and Significance

The Iraqi Federation: Origin, Operation and Significance

1st Edition

Farah Shakir
February 14, 2017

Political instability has characterised the modern history of Iraq, which has proven itself as a complex state to govern. However, the creation of a federal system in 2005 offers the potential for change and a deviation from a past characterised by authoritarian government, brutality and war. The...

Education and Ethno-Politics: Defending Identity in Iraq

Education and Ethno-Politics: Defending Identity in Iraq

1st Edition

Kelsey Shanks
November 23, 2015

The Iraqi Disputed Territories consist of 15 districts stretching across four northern governorates. While an administrative solution for the disputed territories remains evasive, minority groups across the region have been pulled into a clash over demographic composition as each disputed district...

Decentralisation and the Management of Ethnic Conflict: Lessons from the Republic of Macedonia

Decentralisation and the Management of Ethnic Conflict: Lessons from the Republic of Macedonia

1st Edition

Aisling Lyon
November 05, 2015

Ethnic inequalities in divided societies can exacerbate social divisions and lead to conflict. Reducing these inequalities could have a de-escalating effect, yet there is little consensus on how this can be achieved most effectively and sustainably. Decentralisation is held to improve inter-ethnic...

The Kurdish National Movement in Turkey: From Protest to Resistance

The Kurdish National Movement in Turkey: From Protest to Resistance

1st Edition

Cengiz Gunes
May 22, 2015

This book provides an interpretive and critical analysis of Kurdish identity, nationalism and national movement in Turkey since the 1960s. By raising issues and questions relating to Kurdish political identity and highlighting the ideological specificity, diversity and the transformation of Kurdish...

Memory and Conflict in Lebanon: Remembering and Forgetting the Past

Memory and Conflict in Lebanon: Remembering and Forgetting the Past

1st Edition

Craig Larkin
May 22, 2015

This book examines the legacy of Lebanon’s civil war and how the population, and the youth in particular, are dealing with their national past. Drawing on extensive qualitative research and social observation, the author explores the efforts of those who wish to remember, so as not to repeat past...

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