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Federalism and Internal Conflicts

Peace through Self-Determination

Success and Failure of Territorial Autonomy

Authors: Schulte, Felix

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  • Develops a multidimensional and highly precise concept of territorial autonomy
  • Provides an in-depth insight into 19 conflict regulating territorial autonomies worldwide
  • Bridges the gap between in-depth case studies and the generalizations of large-n studies
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Bringing together comparative politics, conflict research and social psychology, this book presents a novel theory to explain the consolidation outcomes of post-conflict autonomy arrangements. It builds on Social Identity Theory and identifies a successful process of ethnic recognition as the key prerequisite for peaceful interethnic cohabitation through territorial self-governance. As this process is highly context-dependent, the study identifies relevant structural and actor-centered factors and analyzes their occurrence in the consolidation periods of nineteen autonomy arrangements worldwide using Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). The author concludes that elites accept autonomy reforms if they promise a high degree of self-determination and, at the same time, ethnic recognition is not hindered by horizontal inequalities. Bargaining efforts succeed within inclusive institutions involving non-nationalist parties and international organizations. Autonomy reforms fail if the degree of self-rule offered is too low and strong inequalities generate new grievances. Autocratic rule, nationalist parties, and a lack of international attention provide a breeding ground for further centrifugal activities. In-depth case studies on South Tyrol and the Chittagong Hill Tracts provide further evidence for the theoretical models.

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Felix Schulte is a lecturer in the Institute of Political Science at Heidelberg University, Germany.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Peace through Self-Determination
Book Subtitle
Success and Failure of Territorial Autonomy
Authors
Series Title
Federalism and Internal Conflicts
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-37587-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-37587-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-37586-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 171
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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