Keeping the Peace: Lasting Solutions to Ethnic Conflicts

4.2 avg rating
( 15 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780801868047: Keeping the Peace: Lasting Solutions to Ethnic Conflicts

What strategies can a government use to end violent ethnic conflicts in the long term? Under what conditions do these strategies work best, and what are their limitations? Are there some ethnic conflicts that governments simply cannot solve? Drawing on an intimate knowledge of the Middle East as well as the experiences of trouble spots in Asia, Africa, and Europe, political scientist and RAND analyst Daniel Byman examines how government policies can affect―and, in some cases, prevent―the recurrence of violent ethnic conflict.

Byman identifies and describes five key strategies: coercing groups and leaders, coopting key elites, changing group identities, implementing power sharing systems, and partitioning states. After weighing the strengths and weaknesses of each of these internal solutions, he also considers the benefits and risks of outside intervention. But Byman's prescription is tempered with realism. "Even under the best circumstances," he concludes, "no single strategy is sufficient to keep the peace after a bloody ethnic war. Only the optimal combination of multiple strategies, implemented in the proper sequence, will ensure success."

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Daniel L. Byman is a policy analyst with the RAND Corporation and the research director of RAND's Center for Middle East Public Policy. He is the co-author of The Dynamics of Coercive Force: American Foreign Policy and the Limits of Military Might.

Review:

"A useful primer for the study of ethnic conflict, one whose prinicpal strength lies in its deft and succinct summarites of the main approaches to the study of ethnicity and conflict... His discussion of the distinctive features of ethnic civil wars shows a particular sensitivity to their uniqueness."

(Sumit Ganguly Perspectives on Political Science)

"In a survey that is dense with insights but still a remarkably effortless read, Byman discusses five approaches to ethnic conflict."

(Sven Gunnar Simonsen Journal of Peace Research)

"Daniel Byman combines superior scholarship with pragmatic policy analysis in this excellent survey of ethnic conflict. His analysis of alternative policy responses to ethnic conflict problems―the heart of the study―is systematic, thoughtful, and balanced. He reminds us that, although crafting peace is difficult, it is not always impossible. This book advances both scholarship and the prospects for ethnic peace."

(Michael E. Brown, Director, Center for Peace and Security Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University)

"Daniel Byman's Keeping the Peace is an immensely learned and informative book. Byman assesses five contending approaches to resolving ethnic civil war―coercing combatants toward peace, coopting them, nurturing identity change among combatants, political participation for combatants, and partition. His writing is clear, his conclusions are judicious, and his policy recommendations are both clever and practical. This study is important reading for students of civil war, conflict resolution, and the Middle East; and for policy makers who face the task of resolving ethnic civil wars."

(Stephen Van Evera, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

"Keeping the Peace offers a broad-gauge analytic framework for governments facing serious (i.e., violent) ethnic conflict. As such, it does a better job than any book currently available of separating what we know, what we don't know, and what we should by now know is completely wrong. Byman's command of the theoretical literature is good, and the book is well-organized."

(Chaim Kaufmann, Lehigh University)

"A lucid and clear-eyed account of the options available for managing ethnic conflict. This pragmatic and thoughtful book lays out both the promise, and perhaps most usefully, the pitfalls of various strategies. It does not shy away from discussion of policies, including coercion, manipulation, and partition, that are less than ideal but that in some cases may offer the best chance of breaking cycles of bloodshed. This is a must-read for anyone, scholars or practitioners, interested in curbing the recurrent violence of ethnic strife."

(Page Fortna, Institute for War and Peace Studies, Columbia University)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Dr. Daniel L. Byman
Published by John Hopkins University Press
ISBN 10: 0801868041 ISBN 13: 9780801868047
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Hopkins University Press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0801868041

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Daniel L. Byman
Published by JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2002)
ISBN 10: 0801868041 ISBN 13: 9780801868047
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New. Language: English . Brand New Book. What strategies can a government use to end violent ethnic conflicts in the long term? Under what conditions do these strategies work best, and what are their limitations? Are there some ethnic conflicts that governments simply cannot solve? Drawing on an intimate knowledge of the Middle East as well as the experiences of trouble spots in Asia, Africa, and Europe, political scientist and RAND analyst Daniel Byman examines how government policies can affect-and, in some cases, prevent-the recurrence of violent ethnic conflict.Byman identifies and describes five key strategies: coercing groups and leaders, coopting key elites, changing group identities, implementing power sharing systems, and partitioning states. After weighing the strengths and weaknesses of each of these internal solutions, he also considers the benefits and risks of outside intervention. But Byman s prescription is tempered with realism. Even under the best circumstances, he concludes, no single strategy is sufficient to keep the peace after a bloody ethnic war. Only the optimal combination of multiple strategies, implemented in the proper sequence, will ensure success. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780801868047

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Daniel L. Byman
Published by JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2002)
ISBN 10: 0801868041 ISBN 13: 9780801868047
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. What strategies can a government use to end violent ethnic conflicts in the long term? Under what conditions do these strategies work best, and what are their limitations? Are there some ethnic conflicts that governments simply cannot solve? Drawing on an intimate knowledge of the Middle East as well as the experiences of trouble spots in Asia, Africa, and Europe, political scientist and RAND analyst Daniel Byman examines how government policies can affect-and, in some cases, prevent-the recurrence of violent ethnic conflict.Byman identifies and describes five key strategies: coercing groups and leaders, coopting key elites, changing group identities, implementing power sharing systems, and partitioning states. After weighing the strengths and weaknesses of each of these internal solutions, he also considers the benefits and risks of outside intervention. But Byman s prescription is tempered with realism. Even under the best circumstances, he concludes, no single strategy is sufficient to keep the peace after a bloody ethnic war. Only the optimal combination of multiple strategies, implemented in the proper sequence, will ensure success. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780801868047

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Byman, Daniel L.
ISBN 10: 0801868041 ISBN 13: 9780801868047
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2002. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TU-9780801868047

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Byman, Daniel L.
Published by Johns Hopkins Univ
ISBN 10: 0801868041 ISBN 13: 9780801868047
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Johns Hopkins Univ. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2317115

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Daniel L. Byman
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 0801868041 ISBN 13: 9780801868047
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0801868041

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Byman
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press 2002-01-30, Baltimore (2002)
ISBN 10: 0801868041 ISBN 13: 9780801868047
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Johns Hopkins University Press 2002-01-30, Baltimore, 2002. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780801868047

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.03
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Daniel L. Byman
Published by JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2002)
ISBN 10: 0801868041 ISBN 13: 9780801868047
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. What strategies can a government use to end violent ethnic conflicts in the long term? Under what conditions do these strategies work best, and what are their limitations? Are there some ethnic conflicts that governments simply cannot solve? Drawing on an intimate knowledge of the Middle East as well as the experiences of trouble spots in Asia, Africa, and Europe, political scientist and RAND analyst Daniel Byman examines how government policies can affect-and, in some cases, prevent-the recurrence of violent ethnic conflict.Byman identifies and describes five key strategies: coercing groups and leaders, coopting key elites, changing group identities, implementing power sharing systems, and partitioning states. After weighing the strengths and weaknesses of each of these internal solutions, he also considers the benefits and risks of outside intervention. But Byman s prescription is tempered with realism. Even under the best circumstances, he concludes, no single strategy is sufficient to keep the peace after a bloody ethnic war. Only the optimal combination of multiple strategies, implemented in the proper sequence, will ensure success. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780801868047

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 36.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Daniel L. Byman
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN 10: 0801868041 ISBN 13: 9780801868047
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Johns Hopkins University Press. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Keeping the Peace: Lasting Solutions to Ethnic Conflicts, Daniel L. Byman, What strategies can a government use to end violent ethnic conflicts in the long term? Under what conditions do these strategies work best, and what are their limitations? Are there some ethnic conflicts that governments simply cannot solve? Drawing on an intimate knowledge of the Middle East as well as the experiences of trouble spots in Asia, Africa, and Europe, political scientist and RAND analyst Daniel Byman examines how government policies can affect-and, in some cases, prevent-the recurrence of violent ethnic conflict. Byman identifies and describes five key strategies: coercing groups and leaders, coopting key elites, changing group identities, implementing power sharing systems, and partitioning states. After weighing the strengths and weaknesses of each of these internal solutions, he also considers the benefits and risks of outside intervention. But Byman's prescription is tempered with realism. "Even under the best circumstances," he concludes, "no single strategy is sufficient to keep the peace after a bloody ethnic war. Only the optimal combination of multiple strategies, implemented in the proper sequence, will ensure success.". Bookseller Inventory # B9780801868047

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.29
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Byman, Daniel L.
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 0801868041 ISBN 13: 9780801868047
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # WJ-9780801868047

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.05
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book