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This report is the proceedings of a December 2001 international symposium in Washington, DC organized by the National Academies and the Russian Academy of Sciences. The symposium addressed (1) characteristics of peaceful management of tensions in multiethnic societies, particularly in Russia; (2) policies that have contributed to violence in such societies; (3) steps toward reconciliation; and (4) post-conflict reconstruction.


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National Research Council. 2003. Conflict and Reconstruction in Multiethnic Societies: Proceedings of a Russian-American Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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Front Matter i-xiv
Priorities for Research on Conflict in Multiethnic Countries 1-6
Reports of Working Groups - Priorities for Research on Collective Violence 7-16
Priorities for Research on Culture, Identity, and Conflict 17-20
Priorities for Research on the Comparative Study of Identity Conflicts 21-30
Supporting Analyses Presented at the Interacademy Workshop on December 7, 2001 - The State of the Art of Understanding Violence 31-39
Priority Themes for Research on Collective Violence 40-48
Violence in Ethnonational Conflicts in the Post-Soviet Space 49-54
The Anthropology of Collective Violence 55-62
State, Ethnocultural Identities, and Intergroup Relations 63-68
The Effects of Globalization on Russia: An Analysis of New Russian Nationalism 69-76
Culture, Identity, and Conflict: Suggested Areas for Further Research 77-80
Culture, Identity, and Conflict: The Influence of Gender 81-85
A Typology of Identity Conflicts for Comparative Research 86-92
Comments on the Design and Direction of the Comparative Study of Identity Conflicts Project 93-96
General Analyses Presented at the Interacademy Workshop on December 7, 2001 - Multiethnic States and Conflicts After the USSR 97-111
Problems of Maintaining Ethnopolitical Stability and the Prevention of Conflicts in the Volga Federal District 112-119
The Dynamics of the Ethnopolitical Situation and Conflicts in the North Caucasus 120-130
Organizational Aspects - Working Group Members and Charges to the Three Working Groups: Interacademy Workshop on Conflicts in Multiethnic Societies, December 2001 131-135
Agenda for Russian Policy Officials, December 5-6, 2001 136-137
Plenary Session Agenda and Participants: Interacademy Workshop on Conflicts in Multiethnic Societies, December 7-8, 2001 138-142
Appendix A: Selected Documents from the Interacademy Symposium in Moscow, December 18-20, 2000 143-186
Appendix B: Documents Concerning the Southern Federal District (North Caucasus) 187-198
Appendix C: Documents Concerning the Volga District 199-212
Appendix D: Other Documents 213-222

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