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    Hurst Hannum(Editor) Eileen F. Babbitt(Editor) Erin K. Jenne(Contributor) Paul Collier(Contributor) Anke Hoeffler(Contributor) Allen Buchanan(Contributor) Susan Slymovics(Contributor)&4more
Living in the age of American "hyperpower" the relevance of both international law and conflict resolution have been called into question. Hannum and Babbitt, highly respected practitioners in these respective fields, have collected a series of experts to examine the relationship between these two disciplines. Focusing on self-determination, a particularly thorny issue of international law, Negotiating Self-Determination takes an in-depth look at what an understanding of conflict analysis can bring to this field and the impact that international legal norms could potentially have on the work of conflict resolvers in self-determination conflicts. Allen Buchanan's philosophical writings consider the goals of secessionists, Erin Jenne uses quantitative analysis to explain the conditions under which secessionist movements come into existence, and Anke Hoeffler and Paul Collier study the economic basis for secessionist movements. This well-researched volume looks beyond the international law and policy fields of the editors to philosophy, anthropology, political science, and economy to assist in gaining a more complete understanding of self-determination and conflict prevention.

Editors Hannum and Babbitt have drawn together anthropologists and political scientists to address the problems of self-determination in contemporary world politics. The six authors explore the dynamics of many recent conflicts in the hope off understanding these struggles and mitigating future violence in such conflicts. Highly recommended. CHOICE

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