Mosaic Ethno-Geographic Configurations and Other Factors accounting for Ethno-Territorial Conflict

Leiden University

An abbreviated and modified version of this review essay, which exclusively focuses on Rezvani’s 2015 book and elaborates on methodological aspects of his research, will be published in the peer-reviewed journal Nationalism and Ethnic Politics (Routledge) sometime this year.

Babak Rezvani’s Ethno-Territorial Conflict and Coexistence in the Caucasus, Central Asia and Fereydan (2013) and his Conflict and Peace in Central Eurasia—Towards Explanations and Understandings (2015), an updated, shortened and improved version of the former book (e.g. more clearly presented maps and figures in the latter book), constitute notable, highly relevant additions to the field of conflict studies in particular. Similar to Monica Toft’s Geography of Ethnic Violence (2005), Rezvani also pays attention to the geography of ethnic conflicts, and includes new geographic variables into his analyses.

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