Federalism: a tool for conflict resolution?

Anderson, P. and Keil, S. (2017) Federalism: a tool for conflict resolution? Online: Website Project 50 Shades of Federalism.

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Abstract

Federalism has become increasingly used as a tool of conflict resolution in the post-Cold War era. This contribution discusses the rationale in using federalism as a tool of peace-building, conflict resolution and democratisation in deeply divided,ethnically heterogeneous and post-conflict societies. In doing so, it is highlighted how federalism can serve as an acceptable and viable solution for different ethnic groups because of its emphasis on autonomy and territorial integrity. The contribution also demonstrates that federalism is not able to solve all problems in ethnically heterogeneous societies and that further research is needed in order to understand the conditions in which federalism can be used to end conflict and bring peace and democracy to divided countries.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN1187 Scotland
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN9600 Balkan States
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology
Depositing User: Dr Soeren Keil
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2017 08:40
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:40
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/16445

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