Federalism and Internal Conflicts

Territorial Self-Government as a Conflict Management Tool

Authors: Walsh, Dawn

  • Brings together lesser and well-known cases of Territorial Self-Government
  • Addresses and links to recent political events in Iraq and Northern Ireland
  • Includes documentary analysis and interviews with internationals, representatives of political parties, and civil servants
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This book provides an in-depth narrative of the difficulties facing Territorial Self-Government institutions across Northern Ireland, Bosnia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, and Iraq. It brings together analyses of both prominent and lesser known cases to provide a broad overview of how Territorial Self-Government operates as a conflict management tool in different contexts. Drawing on lessons from these five cases, the author demonstrates the importance of designing and implementing international guarantees to self-government and the associated difficulties. Domestic capacity development must be encouraged and international actors needs to balance the guarantees aimed at providing stability with their wider security and economic concerns. The volume also strongly connects to broader research and theory on conflict management, particularly the role of institutional design and international assistance.

About the authors

Dawn Walsh is Irish Research Council-Marie Curie Elevate Research Fellow at Dublin City University, Ireland. Her research interests include the creation of innovative institutions to manage conflict, the implementation of peace agreements, gender and peace processes, and the role on international actors in facilitating peace agreements.

Reviews

“This volume introduces the reader to the importance of territorial self-government for the resolution of ‘ethnically-driven’ conflicts. Utilising case studies drawn from Europe and the Middle East, Walsh demonstrates an intimate level of knowledge of a number of conflicts, for example between nationalists and unionists in Northern Ireland and Kurds and Arabs in Iraq. One of the main strengths among many in this volume is her ability to draw comparative conclusions from her case studies and to demonstrate how conflict resolution strategies need to be tailored to specific local conditions in order to have any chance of sustained success. The narrative is further embellished by consideration of human needs theory and its applicability and relevance to territorial self-government as an essential ingredient to conflict resolution. In sum, this book marks a welcome addition to the genre.” (Professor Karl Cordell, Plymouth University, UK)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Guaranteeing Territorial Self-Government as a Conflict Management Tool

    Walsh, Dawn

    Pages 1-33

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  • Northern Ireland: Autonomy as a Conflict Management Tool in a Stable State, Ethnonational Guarantors, and Low-Level International Assistance

    Walsh, Dawn

    Pages 35-67

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  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Ethnic Entities in a Multi-ethnic State? Instability and Disputed Interpretations of the State

    Walsh, Dawn

    Pages 69-101

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  • The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Enhanced Local Government and Ethnic Conflict

    Walsh, Dawn

    Pages 103-140

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  • Moldova: Weak Autonomy, Central Government Neglect, and Mixed International Impact

    Walsh, Dawn

    Pages 141-177

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Hardcover 123,04 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-77233-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Territorial Self-Government as a Conflict Management Tool
Authors
Series Title
Federalism and Internal Conflicts
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77234-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77234-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77233-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 245
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