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Disputed Territories

Disputed Territories

Stefan Wolff


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Ethnic conflicts have shaped the 20th century in significant ways. While the legacy of the last century is primarily one of many unresolved conflicts, the author contends that Western Europe has a track record in containing and settling ethnic conflicts which provides valuable lessons for conflict management elsewhere. Focusing on ethno-territorial crossborder conflicts in Alsace, the Saarland, South Tyrol, and Northern Ireland, Andorra and the New Hebrides, the author develops a four-dimensional analytical framework that synthesizes the distinct factors that influence the complex relationship between host-state, kin-state, actors in the disputed territory, and in the international context.

Stefan Wolff was educated at the University of Leipzig, Germany. He received an MPhil from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from the London School of Economics. He is currently Chair in Political Science at the University of Nottingham.

"... this is a useful study for its emphasis on the role of the kin state ... Aside from a bibliography there is also a list of useful Web sources for relevant documents ... Recommended."  · Choice

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Disputed Territories iv
Copyright Page v
Table of Contents vii
List of Tables viii
List of Chronologies of Key Events ix
Preface x
Acknowledgements xiii
Part I. A Framework for the Study of Ethno-Territorial Cross-Border Conflicts and Their Settlements 2
Chapter 1. Conceptual Clarification: External Minorities and Disputed Territories 3
Chapter 2. Possible Conflict Settlements for Ethno-Territorial Cross-Border Conflicts 16
Chapter 3. Conclusion of Part One 34
Part 2. Case Studies 37
Chapter 4. Alsace 39
Chapter 5. The Saarland 80
Chapter 6. South Tyrol 114
Chapter 7. Northern Ireland 151
Chapter 8. Condominium Status as a Settlement for Ethno-Territorial Cross-Border Conflicts 195
Part III. Achieving Conflict Settlements and Managing Their Stability 216
Chapter 9. Conditions Conducive to Conflict Settlement and Settlement Stability 217