Small States and Segmented Societies: National Political Integration in a Global Environment

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Small States and Segmented Societies: National Political Integration in a Global Environment

Edited by Stephanie G. Neuman
Praeger, 1976
238 pp. $16.50
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These essays strive to understand the domestic and external factors which feed into ethnic conflicts. The discussion of ways to protect group autonomy and identity is thin, and although the various authors have tried to keep their questions similar in order to facilitate cross-cultural comparisons, they do not always succeed. An essay on the German Democratic Republic, along with essays on Southeast Asia, Yugoslavia, Zaïre, Pakistan and Cyprus, provide some useful insights.