Ethnic Conflict and International Politics in the Middle East
by Leonard Binder, UCLA Department of Political Science
Published: Tuesday, September 14, 2004
In this volume, edited by Leonard Binder (Political Science) the authors challenge two major assumptions of contemporary studies of ethnic conflict: first, that ethnicity is essentially psychological and irrational and, second, that ethnic politics are a domestic affair and have only indirect and unintended international consequences. They further argue that ethnic conflicts are built into the regional system of the Middle East. frequently encouraged as an aspect of international strategy, and cannot be managed without changing the system itself.
Published by the University Press of Florida, the work is based on a colloquium organized by CNES and the Political Science Department, with funds from the UC-based Institute of Global Conflict and Cooperation.