Preventing Contemporary Intergroup Violence

Preventing Contemporary Intergroup Violence

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The world of the next century will be different in profound respects from any that we have ever known before deeply interdependent economically, closely linked technologically and progressively more homogenized through the movement of information, ideas, people and capital around the world at unprecedented speed. At the same time, it will be more multicentric in the devolution of economic, political and military power to smaller adaptable units. Some nations will undergo a perilous fragmentation, as the centralizing forces that once held people together are pulled apart and traditional concepts of national sovereignty and nationhood are contested, sometimes violently. The paper explores how these tendencies might be reconciled, but the answers are far from clear.
Citation: Hamburg, David A. Preventing Contemporary Group Violence (Carnegie Corporation of New York, 1993)
Program: International Peace and Security