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Kin State Intervention in Ethnic Conflicts

Kin State Intervention in Ethnic Conflicts
Lessons from South Asia

First Edition

September 1998 | 288 pages | SAGE India
This book examines the role of ethnic `kin states' in ethnosecessionist conflicts in South Asia using comparative case studies, both historical and contemporary. The author looks at how they respond to co-nationals across international boundaries and challenges the conventional wisdom that kin states act primarily as allies or friends. He provides a theoretical framework for understanding their role and then tests it against five major case studies to look at the differences in motives, responses, policy differences and consequences.
The Role of Kin States in Ethnosecessionist Conflicts
A Theoretical Framework

Kashmiri Secessionism in India and the Role of Pakistan
The Secession of Bangladesh and the Role of India
The Role of Afghanistan and Iran in the Baluch Attempt to Secede from Pakistan
`Pakhtunistan' and the Role of Afghanistan
The Role of India in the Tamil Secessionist Movement in Sri Lanka

`Essential reading on the theme of state intervention in ethnic conflicts in South Asia.... Ganguly's book [is] an important contribution to the disciplinarian fields of IR in general and ethnic politics in particular' - Millenium: Journal of International Studies

`Dr Ganguly describes all three cases with admirable impartiality, great clarity, and a sensitive feeling for both the emotions and the calcualtions of all sides.' - Asian Affairs

Rajat Ganguly

Dr Rajat Ganguly is based in the School of Management and Governance at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia. A specialist in international relations, conflict and security studies and Asian politics and international affairs, he has published widely in the areas of ethnic conflict, insurgency movements and Asian politics and security. His published books and monographs are: Autonomy and Ethnic Conflict in South and South-East Asia (Routledge 2012); Understanding Ethnic Conflict (Longman 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010); Ethnic Conflict (Sage 2009); Ethnic Conflict and Secessionism in South and Southeast Asia (Sage 2003); Ethnicity and... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789352809196