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Intercultural Relations and Ethnic Conflict in Asia

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
    1. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
  7. Chapter 1: A Region of Association and Turbulence
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. INTERLINKED YET UNIQUE
    5. AFGHANISTAN
    6. PAKISTAN
    7. INDIA
    8. AREAS WHERE INTEREST CONVERGES: TURNING ENEMIES INTO FRIENDS
    9. EVOLUTION OF LINKAGES BETWEEN THESE COUNTRIES
    10. POST-COLD WAR ARENA
    11. TERRORISM DEFINING INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS BETWEEN THE THREE
    12. OBSERVATION
    13. REFERENCES
  8. Chapter 2: Communalism
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CHANGING PATTERNS: COMMUNALISM PRE AND POST-INDEPENDENCE
    4. ‘HISTORY’: A SCAPEGOAT FOR COMMUNALISM
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
  9. Chapter 3: Impact of Buddhism on Sri Lanka
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ENDNOTE
  10. Chapter 4: Islamic Modernism in the Works of Jamaluddin Al-Afghani and Syed Ahmed Khan
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. COMPATIBILITY OF RELIGION AND SCIENCE
    4. CREATING AN IDENTITY OF THE ‘SELF’
    5. CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE DISCOURSES ON NATIONALISM
    6. CONTRASTS
    7. RELEVANCE
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ENDNOTES
  11. Chapter 5: Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. PUBLIC ATTITUDES AND OPINIONS IN ASIA
    5. GENERATION GAP IN PUBLIC OPINION
    6. LEVEL OF CONCERN AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. ENDNOTES
  12. Chapter 6: 21st Century Conflict
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. WHAT IS ASYMMETRIC WARFARE?
    4. MEGA TRENDS FOR FUTURE CONFLICTS
    5. FUTURE OF STATE ON STATE WARFARE IN 21 CENTURY: ASYMMETRIC HYBRID WAR
    6. REFERENCES
  13. Chapter 7: Role of Citizen Journalism through Internet in Reporting War and Conflicts
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CITIZEN JOURNALISM AND REPORTING WARS AND CONFLICTS
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
  14. Chapter 8: Understanding the Role of Media in South Asia
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE AUDIO VISUAL MEDIA IN SOUTH ASIA
    5. THE PRINT MEDIA IN SOUTH ASIA
    6. THE NEW SOCIAL MEDIA
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ENDNOTES
  15. Related References
  16. Compilation of References
  17. About the Contributors