Ethnicity and Conflict in a Post-Communist World

The Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and China

  • Kumar Rupesinghe
  • Peter King
  • Olga Vorkunova

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. A. Kirch, M. Kirch
    Pages 89-105
  3. M. Ustinova
    Pages 106-112
  4. Borislav Tafradjiski, Detelin Radoeva, Douhomir Minev
    Pages 209-230
  5. György Csepeli
    Pages 231-250
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 271-276

About this book


The post-Communist world has seen a dramatic revival of ethnicity and nationalism. The volume explores the contemporary sources, scope and intensity of nationality conflicts in the context of a disintegrating Soviet Empire. The authors address themselves to the resurgence of ethnicity and nationalism within the former Soviet imperium, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Bulgaria and China and examine the consequences of perestroika and glasnost. Central issues involve identity formation, the nature and implications of ethnic and internal conflicts and possible paths toward resolution.


Central Asia China communism conflict Europe Historical Background identity integration management nationalism nature psychology sociology Union Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Editors and affiliations

  • Kumar Rupesinghe
    • 1
  • Peter King
    • 2
  • Olga Vorkunova
    • 3
  1. 1.International Peace Research InstituteOsloNorway
  2. 2.Centre for Peace and Conflict StudiesUniversity of SydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Institute of World Economy and International RelationsMoscowRussia

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