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Ethnic Conflict and International Security

Ethnic Conflict and International Security

Edited by Michael E. Brown

Princeton University Press, 1993, 276 pp.

This volume, part of the growing literature on ethnic conflict, is a collection of essays previously published in Survival, largely by international relations specialists of diverse backgrounds. Jenone Walker, for example, draws on her State Department experience to offer helpful guidelines for policymakers dealing with ethnic problems, while Barry Posen's application of realist theory to ethnic conflict usefully demonstrates the theory's limits in regard to the problem of irrational hatreds. While the volume tends to be somewhat Eurocentric in its outlook and prescriptions, it is a good bellwether of current thinking.