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Autonomy, Self Governance and Conflict Resolution : Innovative approaches to Institutional Design in Divided Societies - Marc Weller

Autonomy, Self Governance and Conflict Resolution

Innovative approaches to Institutional Design in Divided Societies

By: Marc Weller (Editor), Stefan Wolff (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 7th April 2005
ISBN: 9780415339865
Number Of Pages: 276

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This book compares and contrasts recent cases from European, Africa, Asia, and Latin American in which new forms of autonomy regimes have been implemented in ethnically diverse societies.
Acknowledging the significance of recent developments in the design of complex and innovative autonomy regimes and focusing on different options that are available for their design, this book makes an important contribution to, and moves forward the current debate among scholars and practitioner on institutional design in ethnically diverse societies by:
Establishing the role of institutional design in ethnically diverse societies
Analyzing in-depth a key approach to state construction ethnically diverse societies-the creation of autonomy regimes-and assessing its applicability from the perspective of viable political institutions
Examining recent cases from Europe, Asia and Latin America in which new forms of autonomy regimes have contributed to peace and stability in ethnically diverse societies
Comparing and contrasting, on the basis of in-depth case studies, the features that characterize successful institutional design of autonomy regimes in ethnically diverse societies
Assessing the current state of the theory and practice of institutional design in ethnically divers societies
"Autonomy, Self Governance and Conflict Resolution "will interest students and researchers of governance, ethnic conflict and nationalism.

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'The authors of each of the books sections provide a wealth of interesting cases, the writings in this volume draw a gripping picture of the media's changing role within it, from an instrument of autocratic power to an independent voice.'

- Political Studies Review

List of illustrationsp. ix
Notes on contributorsp. xi
Self-determination and autonomy: a conceptual introductionp. 1
Self-governance plus regional integration: a possible solution to self-determination claimsp. 26
Enforced autonomy and self-governance: the post-Yugoslav experiencep. 49
The Crimean autonomy: innovation or anomaly?p. 75
Autonomy and multilevel governance: experiences in Nordic and continental European cooperationp. 98
Complex autonomy arrangements in Western Europe: a comparative analysis of regional consociationalism in Brussels, Northern Ireland and South Tyrolp. 117
Self-governance in interim settlements: the case of Sudanp. 158
Two steps forward, one step back: indigenous peoples and autonomies in Latin Americap. 180
From centralized authoritarianism to decentralized democracy: regional autonomy and the state in Indonesiap. 213
'Masters of their homelands': revisiting the regional ethnic autonomy system in China in light of local institutional developmentsp. 234
Recent trends in autonomy and state constructionp. 262
Indexp. 271
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ISBN: 9780415339865
ISBN-10: 0415339863
Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Pol
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 7th April 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.23 x 15.65  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1