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Between Development and Destruction

An Enquiry into the Causes of Conflict in Post-Colonial States

  • Luc van de Goor
  • Kumar Rupesinghe
  • Paul Sciarone

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction to the Themes

    1. Luc van de Goor, Kumar Rupesinghe, Paul Sciarone
      Pages 1-32
  3. Classification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Dietrich Jung, Klaus Schlichte, Jens Siegelberg
      Pages 50-63
  4. State-Formation

  5. Ethnicity and Nationalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Kingsley M. de Silva
      Pages 109-125
  6. Economic Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
  7. Armaments

  8. Regional Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Francis M. Deng
      Pages 219-236

About this book


Much has already been written about the effects of the changes of the Cold War on conflict. The ongoing disengagement of East and West from bipolar Cold-War politics has resulted in an unstable international political situation which is characterized by regional conflicts. Most analyses now concentrate on the consequences for Europe and the former communist Central and East European states. This book, however, explores the effects for the Third World. The contributors provide major theoretical analyses of the causes of conflict in developing countries. Four main factors are distinguished: the processes of state-formation and nation-building; the rise or return of ethnicity and nationalism; socio-economic factors; and the armaments-conflict nexus. The volume also provides in-depth regional analyses, as well as policy perspectives on the issue of conflict and development.


anatomy Central Asia Cold War communism conflict conflict resolution development Europe integration Jung politics stability state Third World war

Editors and affiliations

  • Luc van de Goor
    • 1
  • Kumar Rupesinghe
    • 2
  • Paul Sciarone
    • 3
  1. 1.University of UtrechtNetherlands
  2. 2.Internal Conflicts and their Resolution (ICON)UK
  3. 3.Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Directorate-General of International Cooperation. DGIS)Netherlands

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