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International change and the stability of multiethnic states : Yugoslavia, Lebanon, and crises of governance /
Badredine Arfi.
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Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2005.
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viii, 305 p.
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0253344883 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2005.
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0253344883 (cloth : alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction -- Debating state governance -- A theory of debating state governance -- Yugoslavia and the emerging Cold War, 1947-53 -- Yugoslavia and the waning Cold War, 1987-91 -- Lebanon, the Cold War penetration, and the rise of Nasserism, 1957-58 -- Lebanon and the metamorphosis of Arab-Israeli relations, 1973-75 -- Summary, alternative explanations, and implications.
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5348678
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"[A]n important contribution to scholarship. . . . rigorous and intelligible." Patrick James, University of Missouri
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Contributes to the debate over ethnic conflict & cooperation in multi-ethnic states destabilised by the changing environment of the post-Cold War era. Focusing on Yugoslavia & Lebanon, Arfi builds a general theory of how the governance of multi-ethnic societies is transformed under changing international conditions.
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"[A]n important contribution to scholarship.... rigorous and intelligible." -- Patrick James, University of Missouri International Change and the Stability of Multiethnic States contributes to the debate over ethnic conflict and cooperation in multiethnic states destabilized by the changing environment of the post--Cold War era, proposing a new way of viewing and dealing with these problems. Through an analysis of important moments in the history of two prominent multiethnic societies -- the former Yugoslavia and Lebanon -- in which nonstate actors such as communal groups played important roles in events that determined the fates of both states, Badredine Arfi builds a general theory of how the governance of multiethnic societies is transformed under changing international conditions. His work provides new insights on how policymaking can be improved to respond to the challenges posed by the creation, maintenance, transformation, and, when it occurs, collapse of state governance in multiethnic societies. This timely work will interest scholars of international relations and comparative politics, regional specialists, policymakers, and activists.
Main Description
"[A]n important contribution to scholarship.... rigorous and intelligible." -- Patrick James, University of MissouriInternational Change and the Stability of Multiethnic States contributes to the debate over ethnic conflict and cooperation in multiethnic states destabilized by the changing environment of the post--Cold War era, proposing a new way of viewing and dealing with these problems. Through an analysis of important moments in the history of two prominent multiethnic societies -- the former Yugoslavia and Lebanon -- in which nonstate actors such as communal groups played important roles in events that determined the fates of both states, Badredine Arfi builds a general theory of how the governance of multiethnic societies is transformed under changing international conditions. His work provides new insights on how policymaking can be improved to respond to the challenges posed by the creation, maintenance, transformation, and, when it occurs, collapse of state governance in multiethnic societies. This timely work will interest scholars of international relations and comparative politics, regional specialists, policymakers, and activists.
Main Description
"[A]n important contribution to scholarship.... rigorous and intelligible." Patrick James, University of Missouri International Change and the Stability of Multiethnic States contributes to the debate over ethnic conflict and cooperation in multiethnic states destabilized by the changing environment of the postCold War era, proposing a new way of viewing and dealing with these problems. Through an analysis of important moments in the history of two prominent multiethnic societiesthe former Yugoslavia and Lebanonin which nonstate actors such as communal groups played important roles in events that determined the fates of both states, Badredine Arfi builds a general theory of how the governance of multiethnic societies is transformed under changing international conditions. His work provides new insights on how policymaking can be improved to respond to the challenges posed by the creation, maintenance, transformation, and, when it occurs, collapse of state governance in multiethnic societies. This timely work will interest scholars of international relations and comparative politics, regional specialists, policymakers, and activists.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 3
Debating state governancep. 17
A theory of debating state governancep. 27
Yugoslavia and the emerging Cold War, 1947-53p. 69
Yugoslavia and the waning Cold War, 1987-91p. 113
Lebanon, the Cold War penetration, and the rise of Nasserism, 1957-58p. 151
Lebanon and the metamorphosis of Arab-Israeli relations, 1973-75p. 204
Summary, alternative explanations, and implicationsp. 251
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