Structural Prevention of Ethnic Violence

  • Christian P. Scherrer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
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  3. Christian P. Scherrer
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 234-328

About this book


Today, ethnic violence accounts for the majority of the world's conflicts. The question is how ethnic difference is to be recognized. The task is to pre-empt destructive forms of interaction between states and peoples. Autonomy arrangements have, since the 1920s, helped to resolve ethno-national conflicts in Europe. Measures include cultural independence and political representation. Outside Europe, the demand for self-governance led to a deepening of the classic form of minority protection. Federalization, decentralization, and territorial self-governance are proven means of averting conflict. Conflict prevention means a turning-away from the cultural monopolism of nation-states.

Authors and affiliations

  • Christian P. Scherrer
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Ethnic Conflicts Research Project (ECOR)Netherlands
  2. 2.Hiroshima Peace InstituteHiroshima City UniversityJapan

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