Power Sharing and National Ethnic Communal Conflicts
BFS Sector I
This is a course on power-sharing in deeply divided places. Modes of power-sharing are examined, followed by investigations of the circumstances in which federal and consociational institutions are proposed and implemented to regulate deep national, ethnic, religious or linguistic divisions.
Case studies will include such places as Iraq, Switzerland, Canada, India, and Belgium as federations, and Northern Ireland, Bosnia Herzegovina, Lebanon and Macedonia as consociational systems.