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Kin State Intervention in Ethnic Conflicts

Kin State Intervention in Ethnic Conflicts
Lessons from South Asia

First Edition

December 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

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ISBN: 9780761992721