MINELRES: MOST Journal on Multicultural Societies: New issue

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Thu Nov 21 20:48:11 2002


Original sender: Matthias Koenig <koenigm@mailer.uni-marburg.de>


Dear MOST-Multicultural Mailing List recipient,

The Journal on Multicultural Societies published by UNESCO's "Management
of Social Transformations" (MOST) Programme. This e-mail is to inform
you about the publication of a new thematic issue of the Journal.

# MOST Journal on Multicultural Societies Vol 4, No 1

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# MOST Journal on Multicultural Societies  Vol 4, No 1: "The Impact of
Government Policies on Territorially Based Ethnic or Nationalist
Movements" (Editor: Juan Díez-Medrano)

UNESCO's MOST Journal on Multicultural Societies has published a new
thematic issue which explores the challenge of public policy-making
constituted by violent movements towards secession in plurinational and
multi-ethnic states. The present issue approaches this challenge from
the viewpoint of states by analysing the nature and degree of the impact
of government policies on territorially based ethnic or nationalist
movements. Can the state successively conduct policies that contribute
to a decline in support for secession while simultaneously respecting
the rights of ethnic or national minorities? To answer this question,
this issue adopts a comparative perspective on public-policy effects in
the course of ethnic/national conflict since the 1970s in five rather
different contexts. The results of these in-depth case studies suggest
that non-indiscriminate public-order policies as well as responsive
policies have a clear effect on reducing levels of violence, to the
extent that they also secure the individual and collective rights of
ethnic minorities in plural societies. The present thematic issue of the
Journal is available on the Internet at
http://www.unesco.org/most/vl4n1edi.htm.

# Editorial by Matthias Koenig
# Thematic Introduction by Juan Díez-Medrano
# "Nationalist Extremism and Outcomes of State Policies in the Basque
Country, 1979–2001", by Enric Martínez-Herrera
# "Conflict Management in Northern Ireland", by Stefan Wolff
# "The Evolving Parameters of Quebec Nationalism", by François Rocher
# "Redefining the Territorial Bases of Power: Peasants, Indians and
Guerrilla Warfare in Chiapas, Mexico" by Guillermo Trejo
# "The Decline of PKK and the Viability of a One-State Solution in
Turkey", by Matthew Kocher

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Contact:

Editor-in-Chief:
Matthias Koenig
Institute for Sociology
Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy
University of Marburg
GERMANY
Tel: +49 6421 28-26629
Fax: +49 6421 28-28978
E-mail: koenigm@mailer.uni-marburg.de

Director of publication:
Paul de Guchteneire
UNESCO MOST Clearing House
FRANCE
Tel: +33 1 45683850
Fax: +33 1 45685724
e-mail: p.deguchteneire@unesco.org