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Regional guide to international conflict and management from 1945 to 2003 /
Jacob Bercovitch and Judith Fretter.
imprint
Washington, DC : CQ Press, 2004.
description
xxiii, 369 p. : ill., maps.
ISBN
1568028253 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Washington, DC : CQ Press, 2004.
isbn
1568028253 (alk. paper)
general note
Rev. ed. of: International conflict. 1997.
catalogue key
5223539
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2005-06-01:
Updated from International Conflict: A Chronological Encyclopedia of Conflicts and Their Management 1945-1995 (CH, May'98, 35-4875) with 51 new entries and reorganization by region, this edition summarizes 343 events around the world. Bercovitch (author of other publications on international conflict) and Fretter scanned The New York Times, Keesings Record of World Events, The Times (London), and Reuters Online . The opening chapter makes such comparisons as geographical area and type and duration of event, where various influences (e.g., the Cold War, ethnic conflict, decolonization, terrorism) are also discussed. Chapters 2 and 3 discuss methods of settlement and the role of international organizations. Conflict descriptions (which average two to three pages) include background, cause, politics, efforts to resolve, results, references to related incidents, and other publications on the incident (a new feature). New appendixes list countries and their regions, a chronology of conflicts, and fact sheets about intergovernmental organizations. The added bibliographies, the regional arrangement, the new entries, and the new appendixes enhance this edition, but the previous edition's numerous charts and graphs comparing regions, durations, fatalities, and issues and outcomes that would show recent trends have been dropped. Other encyclopedias of conflict are topical--e.g., Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict (3v., CH, Mar'00, 37-3680)--and include information on specific countries only where applicable. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Academic libraries. L. Treff-Gangler University of Colorado at Denver
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Regional Guide to International Conflict Management from 1945 to 2003 provides global, regional, and specific information on the over 350 international conflicts that have occurred since World War II. ''''At the heart of the book are comprehensive regional sections, each of which includes: ''''An essay providing regional context and highlighting the interrelation of countries and conflict in that area''Summaries of each conflict in the region, arranged chronologically and covering history, circumstances, players, management, and outcome''References for further research.''''''Introductory chapters examine global patterns and trends in international conflict and how conflict is managed, including ethnic conflict and the expanded role of the United Nations. Tables, figures, maps, and a comprehensive index round out this valuable resource. ''''Regional Guide to International Conflict and Management from 1945 to 2003 gives readers the tools and content necessary for understanding and analyzing international conflict in todayƆs world. Perfect for political science, comparative government/politics, international relations, and world history programs.''''''''
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At the heart of the book are comprehensive regional sections, each of which includes: - An essay providing regional context and highlighting the interrelation of countries and conflict in that area- Summaries of each conflict in the region, arranged chronologically and covering history, circumstances, players, management, and outcome- References for further research.
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"Efforts against terrorism, border skirmishes, ethnic clashes, civil strife, separatist movements, and the increasing presence of peacekeeping forces throughout hot spots in the world have increased the importance of understanding international conflict. Regional Guide to International Conflict and Management from 1945 to 2003 summarizes and analyzes international conflicts as individual and as regional events, illuminating their causes, relationships, patterns, and management." "The 343 conflicts at the heart of the book are grouped by regions - Africa, the Americas, East Asia and the Pacific, Southwest Asia, Europe, and the Middle East - to highlight the patterns and consequences of conflict in those areas."--BOOK JACKET.
Unpaid Annotation
Regional Guide to International Conflict and Management from 1945 to 2003 provides global, regional, and specific information on international conflicts that have occurred since World War II. At the heart of the book are over 340 conflicts presented chronologically within six regions-Africa, Americas, Asia (East Asia and the Pacific), Asia (Southwest Asia), Europe, and the Middle East.
Unpaid Annotation
With both global and regional information on over 350 international conflicts that have occurred since WWII, this volume gives readers the tools and content necessary for understanding and analysing conflict in today's world.

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