by David Carment, Patrick James and Zeynep Taydas
Takes as a given that there are tensions among ethnic groups throughout the world. But it is not at all clear when and why these tensions escalate into violence. The likelihood and character of intervention depend upon the interplay of two factors: ethnic composition and institutional constraint.
A fourfold typology is produced. For example, states with high constraints and ethnic diversity are likely to intervene only for reasons related to national interests, while states with both ethnic dominance and low constraint are most disposed to intervene. The disposition to intervene is catalyzed, the authors hypothesize, by the presence of ethnic affinity and cleavage.
edited by David Carment and Martin Rudner
This book is an edited collection of essays on the emerging new form of intelligence known as Peacekeeping Intelligence [PKI]. This is the based on predominantly open sources of information used to create Open Source Intelligence [OSINT], and it demands multi-lateral sharing of intelligence at all levels. Unlike national intelligence, which emphasizes spies, satellites and secrecy, Peacekeeping Intelligence brings together many aspects of intelligence gathering, including the media and NGOs. It seeks to establish standards in open source collection, analysis, security and counterintelligence and training, and produces unclassified intelligence useful to the public. The challenges it faces are increasingly entwined with arms control, commercial interests, international crime and ethnic conflict. This volume evaluates the role and dynamics of intelligence in peacekeeping activities as well as the challenges, and considers the intelligence role of coalition forces, law enforcement agencies, development institutions and NGOs that have become important in peace-support operations.
Among Nations 2004: Setting Priorities Straight"
Edited by David Carment, Fen Osler Hampson, and Norman Hillmer
Among Nations, 2004 looks to the challenges of charting
a strategic course for Canada in a turbulent and insecure
world. Contributors identify the most important areas for
effective policy making in the twenty-first century, among
them the need to integrate diplomacy, aid, and defence in
a world that is increasingly dominated by regional powers,
state failure and terrorism. This year's contributors include
prominent academics, practitioners, journalists, and members
of the NGO community
Prevention From Rhetoric to Reality," Volumes 1 & 2
Edited by Albrecht Schnabel and David Carment
1: "Organizations and Institutions"
prevention specialists from Asia, Africa, Europe and the
Americas, with professional experience in regional organizations,
the UN and various NGOs and research organizations, argue
that, as a concept as well as a policy, conflict prevention
is moving beyond rhetorical commitments and symbolic, ad
hoc, activities. Institutional, long-term efforts specifically
targeted at the prevention of violent conflict have become
more than just wishful thinking.
2: "Opportunities and Innovations"
critical evaluation of existing and emerging approaches
to applied conflict prevention. An international team of
practitioners and researchers with rich theoretical and
field experience examine the analytical requirements to
understand the causes of conflict and link these causes
to a range of response options by a variety of relevant
actors. They also discuss the newest frontiers of conflict
prevention, including the threat of terrorism and the role
of the private sector.
Prevention: Path to Peace or Grand Illusion?"
Edited by David Carment and
the institutional record on conflict prevention, identifies
current trends in conflict prevention practice, and makes
recommendations on improving organizational capacity.
This volume brings together a diverse group of individuals
involved in conflict prevention activities; scholars from
developed and developing countries, and practitioners
with insights on the work of regional organizations and
the United Nations.
Among Nations 2003: Coping With the American Colossus"
Edited by David Carment, Fen Hampson, and Norman Hillmer
Canada Among Nations examines the problem of American
hegemony from a Canadian perspective. The dilemmas are
familiar, but free trade and terrorism have given them
an unaccustomed intensity, all at a time when Canadian
foreign and defence policy and their makers seem stuck
in neutral, unable to sustain past glories, and apparently
incapable of fresh thinking.
and Statecraft in Medieval South India and Sri Lanka: Synthesis
By David Carment
happens to a community`s ordering of reality when it attempts
to redefine its political legitimizing process in terms
of its religious orientation? The purpose of this study
is to examine this question in the related societies of
medieval South India and Sri Lanka.
Force to Prevent Ethnic Violence: an Evaluation of Theory and
By David Carment and Frank Harvey
conceptual framework is developed for advancing basic
research on the prevention and management of intrastate
ethnic violence. They evaluate theoretical knowledge about
the nature of ethnic conflict, using case material and
quantitative assessments, and they apply these assumptions
against recent instances of conflict management through
an in-depth study of NATO''s involvement in Kosovo and
International Politics of Quebec Secession: State Making and
State Breaking in North America"
Studies on Ethnic and National Identities in Politics)
By David Carment, John F. Stack, and Frank P. Harvey
the future of domestic and foreign relations between Canada,
Quebec, and their neighbors in the event of a "yes"
vote on independence. The possible emergence of an independent
Quebec nation-state is approached from the perspective
of the study of world politics. As is suggested, this
is particularly important because ethnic-based secessionist
movements throughout the world now challenge our understanding
of the supposed stability of the nation state within geographical
regions and even the operation of states within global
political and economic systems.
in the Midst of Wars: Preventing and Managing International
Edited by David Carment, Charles W. Kegley,Jr., Donald J. Puchala,
and Patrick James
intractable problem of pervasive ethnic struggle -- the
defining charactersitic of international relations after
the cold war -- is explored. It provides a context for
studying potentially violent ethnic conflicts and existing
mechanisms to deal with them, evaluates regional and international
instruments for conflict prevention, and suggests measures
for improving peacekeeping and conflict prevention policies.
in the Midst of Peace: The International Politics of Ethnic
(Pitt Series in Policy and Institutional Studies)
Edited by David Carment and Patrick James
a diverse array of approaches to the problems of ethnic
conflict, with researchers and scholars using theory,
comparative case studies, and aggregate data analysis
to approach the complex questions facing today's leaders.
In light of recent events, this is a book anyone concerned
with worldwide violence and homeland security should read.