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Author Toft, Monica Duffy, 1965-

Title The geography of ethnic violence : identity, interests, and the indivisibility of territory / Monica Duffy Toft.

Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2003]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xii, 226 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-218) and index.
Contents The forgotten meaning of territory -- Indivisible territory and ethnic war -- Territory and violence: a statistical assessment -- Russia and Tatarstan -- Russia and Chechnya -- Georgia and Abkhazia -- Georgia and Ajaria -- Conclusion.
Summary The Geography of Ethnic Violence is the first among numerous distinguished books on ethnic violence to clarify the vital role of territory in explaining such conflict. Monica Toft introduces and tests a theory of ethnic violence, one that provides a compelling general explanation of not only most ethnic violence, civil wars, and terrorism but many interstate wars as well. This understanding can foster new policy initiatives with real potential to make ethnic violence either less likely or less destructive. It can also guide policymakers to solutions that endure. The book offers a distinctively.
Other author JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject Political violence.
Partition, Territorial.
Human geography.
Ethnic conflict -- Former Soviet republics -- Case studies.
Former Soviet republics -- Ethnic relations -- Case studies.
Electronic books.
Case studies.
Casestudies (vorm)
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781400835744 (electronic bk.)
1400835747 (electronic bk.)