Intercultural Relations and Ethnic Conflict in Asia

Intercultural Relations and Ethnic Conflict in Asia

Swati Jaywant Rao Bute (AMITY University, India)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: August, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 236
ISBN13: 9781522505822|ISBN10: 1522505822|EISBN13: 9781522505839|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0582-2


Many geographically diverse regions in the world contain a rich variety of cultures within them. While some have many socio-cultural similarities, tensions can still arise to make such areas unstable and vulnerable.

Intercultural Relations and Ethnic Conflict in Asia is a critical reference source for the latest scholarly research on the economic, political, and socio-cultural disputes occurring throughout various South Asian countries and the effects of these struggles on citizens and governments. Highlighting pertinent issues relating to patterns of conflict, the role of media outlets, and governmental relations, this book is ideally designed for academicians, upper-level students, practitioners, and professionals.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Asymmetric Warfare
  • Buddhism
  • Citizen Journalism
  • Communalism
  • Islamic Modernism
  • New Media
  • War Coverage

Reviews and Testimonials

Contributors to this book include scholars, researchers, and practitioners in Asian studies, law, international studies, economics, governance, security, and economic policy. While most are from India, some contributors are from Algeria and Bangladesh. They analyze the impact of geopolitical and economic forces on intercultural relations and ethnic conflict in eight countries of South Asia: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The book begins with an overview of the region and major forces affecting it, discussing areas such as communalism and Indian diversity, pan-Islamism, nationalist movements, terrorism, and Buddhist traditions. There are two chapters on the role of media in South Asia and the role of citizen journalism in reporting war and conflicts via the internet. Islamic modernism in the works of Jamaluddin Al-Afghani and Syed Ahmed Khan is also explored.

– Protoview Reviews

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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