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Ethnic cleansing: Reversing the effects

Loizides, Neophytos and Stefanovic, Djordje (2020) Ethnic cleansing: Reversing the effects. In: Ireland, Carol A. and Lewis, Michael and Lopez, Anthony and Ireland, Jane L., eds. The Handbook of Collective Violence: Current Developments and Understanding. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-367-18654-8. (doi:10.4324/9780429197420) (KAR id:81050)


This chapter examines how the right of return has been defined, negotiated and implemented in post-conflict societies. It draws on new research on post-conflict returnees aiming to identify the conditions under which displaced persons choose to return often despite opposition from new occupants and hostile local authorities. The chapter integrates diverse contributions across the social sciences focusing on the role of institutional design, emerging legal practices, inter-ethnic contact, trust and social capital to demonstrate the potential for and limits of community effort in reversing the effects of displacement and to suggest possible policy directions.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.4324/9780429197420
Subjects: J Political Science
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Neophytos Loizides
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2020 09:41 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2022 10:47 UTC
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