Al-Haj & Mielke - Chapter 05
Conflicts between different racial, ethnic, national and other social
groups are becoming more and more salient. One of the main sources of
these internal conflicts is social and economic inequality, in
particular the increasing disparities between majority and minority
groups. Even societies that had been successful in dealing with
external conflicts and making the transition from war to peace have
realized that this does not automatically resolve internal conflicts.
On the contrary, the resolution of external conflicts may even sharpen
the internal ones. This volume, a joint publication of the University
of Haifa and the International Center for Graduate Studies ICGS at
the University of Hamburg, addresses questions of how to deal with
internal issues of social inequality and cultural diversity and, at the
same time, how to build a shared civility among their different
national, ethnic, religious and social groups.