The Internationalization Of Ethnicity : The Crisis of Legitimacy and Authority In World Politics
From Francophone Quebec to Casamance in Senegal and from Mindanao in the Philippines to Derry in Northern Ireland a seemingly new wave of ethnic nationalism is sweeping across the globe. That the intensification of ethnic-based conflict occurs not only in Asian and African states but also in Western Europe and North America, regions generally considered to have ''triumphed over'' ethnic differences, would indicate that the existence of the problem is not confined to any area (Horowitz, 1994: 175-178). Indeed, the pervasiveness of ethnicity and ethnonationalism is now a central issue which all states must increasingly confront in this newly evolving world order. The ramifications of ethnic-based conflict have the potential for escalating into international crises that may well define the post-Cold War international system. That the dominant paradigms of international relations and comparative politics continue to discount the power of ethnicity is one of the central concerns of this book.
world politics, internationalization, ethnicity
Comparative Politics | Law | Political Science
John F. Stack, Jr., The Internationalization Of Ethnicity : The Crisis Of Legitimacy And Authority In World Politics, in THE ETHNIC ENTANGLEMENT : CONFLICT AND INTERVENTION IN WORLD POLITICS, (John F. Stack, Jr. and Lui Hebron, eds., Praeger, Westport, CT, 1999).