An analytical framework for managing ethno-national conflict

An analytical framework for managing ethno-national conflict

Initially presented at a research seminar hosted by the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism, I argue in this paper that the practical need to manage ethno-national conflict has resulted in thorough academic engagement with the subject, which, in...

A Resolvable Frozen Conflict?

This working paper offers a conceptually grounded comparison of five past proposals for settling the conflict over Transnistria in Moldova, establishes what the minimum consensus between the different proposals is, and on this basis sketches out a framework for a...

Approaches to Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies

The Many Uses of Territorial Self-Governance This paper, published in the Ethnopolitics Papers series of the Exeter Centre for Ethnopolitical Studies explores the multiple uses of territorial self-governance arrangements as mechanisms of ethnic conflict management....
Increasing UK Conflict Resolution Capacity

Increasing UK Conflict Resolution Capacity

Violent conflict within, beyond, and between states remains a pervasive phenomenon in contemporary international affairs and has been identified as one of the drivers of insecurity in the UK’s National Security Strategy of 2008 (and update thereof in 2009)....

Complex Power Sharing

The democratic governance of divided societies can pose particular challenges. Yet, while diversity is the predominant demographic rule in most countries today, violent ethnic conflict remains the exception. Thus, diversity need not inevitably result in either...

Regional Dimensions of State Failure

Over the past several years, the study of international security has seen a remarkable increase in engagement with two concepts state failure and regions. Yet, at the same time, both literatures have remained largely unconnected: state failure is primarily analysed at...

Resolving Territorial Self-determination Conflicts

Territorial self-determination conflicts are conflicts in which territorially concentrated identity groups (whose identity is, in part, derived from association with this territory, or homeland, in which they reside) demand to exercise their right to...

Content and Context: Autonomy and Conflict Settlement in Sudan

Co-authored with Martin Ottmann, this paper starts with conceptual exploration of the utility of autonomy and power sharing as conflict settlement mechanisms. We then examine (1) to which extent the context of the different conflicts in Sudan lends itself to the...