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Fixing Fractured Nations

The Challenge of Ethnic Separatism in the Asia-Pacific

  • Robert G. Wirsing
  • Ehsan Ahrari

Part of the Critical Studies of the Asia Pacific Series book series (CSAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Ethnic Separatism: an Introduction

    1. Robert G. Wirsing
      Pages 1-11
  3. South East Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Anthony L. Smith
      Pages 15-35
    3. Ian Storey
      Pages 36-56
    4. Mohan Malik
      Pages 57-79
  4. South Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Robert G. Wirsing
      Pages 83-115
    3. Samir K. Das
      Pages 116-139
    4. Robert G. Wirsing
      Pages 140-158
    5. Shaheen Akhtar
      Pages 159-180
  5. East Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Elizabeth Van Wie Davis
      Pages 183-205
    3. Paul J. Smith
      Pages 206-227
  6. Pacific Islands

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Jim Rolfe
      Pages 231-243
    3. Ehsan M. Ahrari
      Pages 244-268
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 269-288

About this book


Asia's rising power and wealth offer its many oppressed ethnic minorities hope for greater political freedom and an end to violence. But the reality of this hope is cast into doubt by acute separatist conflict. This book provides fresh and factual assessments of separatist struggles and prospects for conflict resolution in eight countries of Asia.


conflict Conflict Resolution Ethnic conflict geopolitics liberty nationalism violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert G. Wirsing
    • 1
  • Ehsan Ahrari
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Foreign Service in QatarGeorgetown UniversityState of Qatar
  2. 2.Asia Pacific Center for Security StudiesHonoluluUSA

About the editors

SHAHEEN AKHTAR Research Fellow, Institute of Regional Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan SAMIR KUMAR DAS Professor of Political Science at the University of Calcutta, India ELIZABETH VAN WIE DAVIS. Director and Professor of Liberal Arts at the Colorado School of Mines, USA MOHAN MALIK Professor of Security Studies at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, USA JIM ROLFE. Dr Rolfe is a senior fellow of the New Zealand Centre for Strategic Studies, New Zealand ANTHONY L. SMITH Associate Fellow of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore PAUL J. SMITH Associate Professor, Naval War College in Rhode Island, USA IAN STOREY Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore

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