Sudan: ‘Successful’ Constitutional Reform Spurs Localized Violence

Institutions are important in mitigating the extent to which shocks produce violent consequences, but their effectiveness is conditioned by the behavior of local and international leaders. Ostensibly perfect institutions may fail due to poor stewardship, while even imperfect ones can succeed at preventing violent escalation if local and international political leaders have sufficient political will.

Self-determination after Kosovo

Co–edited with Annemarie Peen Rodt, this special issue was published by Europe-Asia Studies. It presents the results of several years of collaborative work among the contributing authors who first discussed individual papers at a workshop at the International...

Self-Determination After Kosovo

Using Kosovo as an illustrative case study, this article discusses the meaning of self-determination in its historical and contemporary contexts and examines the different options available for the accommodation of contested self-determination claims.