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...

State Failure in a Regional Context

Subsequently published in the Review of International Studies, this paper argues that 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,...

Germany and German Minorities in Europe

Eventually to be published in Divided Nations and European Integration (ed. by Tristan Mabry, John McGarry, and Brendan O’Leary, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010), this paper considers the various causes, consequences, and responses to the ‘German...

The Stability of Autonomy Arrangements: The Role of External Agents

Co-authored with Pieter van Houten, this paper was presented at the 2008 Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), San Francisco, California. It presents a research agenda for analyzing the viability and stability of self-governance regimes and...