Separatist Movements: A Global Reference
uniquely profiles in detail 59 ongoing separatist movements across six major regions around the world, with attention given to not only prominent movements, such as the Tamils in Sri Lanka and the Sikhs in India, but also lesser-known peoples such as the Saami in the Arctic and the Inuit in Canada.
Each of the movement essays includes a description of the people and a summary of their core aspirations––political, cultural and economic; the movement’s history, stretching back decades and, in some cases, centuries; leadership––political parties, individuals, and militant groups; and current status. A selection of maps accompany the movement essays.
Valuable features for researchers in this reference include:
- Introductions to each of the six major regions
- A table of contents by country
- A table of contents by movements
- A table of contents by region
- A table of contents by movement leaders
- 24 biographies of key movement leaders
- An appendix of self-determination treaties
- A bibliography
"Beary presents a succinct overview of each movement."
- Library Journal
"Clearly written and accessible, this detailed volume is a unique resource."
- School Library Journal
"This is a sound addition to academic and large public libraries."
- Booklist Online
"This volume will be an asset to undergraduate collections and larger public library collections."
Brian Beary, Contributing Writer
Brian Beary -- a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C. -- specializes in EU-U.S. affairs and is the U.S. correspondent for Europolitics
, the EU affairs daily newspaper. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, he has worked both in the European Parliament for Irish MEP Pat The Cope Gallagher and at the EU Commission's "Eurobarometer" unit on public opinion analysis. A fluent French speaker, he has appeared regularly as a guest international relations expert on various television and radio programs. Apart from his work on Separatist Movements
, Beary has been a regular contributor to CQ Press' Global Researcher
, as well as writing for European Parliament Magazine
and The Globalist
online political magazine.