Territorial Self-governance

Territorial self-governance and separatism: The case of (eastern) Ukraine

Territorial self-governance can take many forms, from federation, to federacy, to devolution. Provided the conditions...

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

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.

The Emerging Practice of Complex Power Sharing

Examining three main schools of conflict resolution -- centripetalism, consociational power sharing and power dividing -- and contrasting their analysis and recommendations with current policy to resolve self-determination, this chapter argues that there is an...

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Governing (in) Kirkuk

Focusing on the dynamics of the process of settling the status of Kirkuk, principally within the framework of the current Iraqi constitution of 2005 and the 2009 proposals of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, this article and takes into consideration the...

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