Asymmetric Autonomy and the Settlement of Ethnic Conflicts

This collection of new case studies assesses the ability of asymmetrical autonomy agreements to resolve violent struggles between central governments and separatist groups within their borders.

Asymmetric Autonomy and the Settlement of Ethnic Conflicts

Marc Weller and Katherine Nobbs, Editors

2010 | 360 pages | Cloth $59.95 | Paper $29.95
Political Science
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction

PART I. ASYMMETRICAL APPROACHES TO STATE DESIGN
1 Cases of Asymmetrical Territorial Autonomy
—Stefan Wolff
2 The Russian Constitutional System: Complexity and Asymmetry
—Bill Bowring
3 Partial Asymmetry and Federal Construction: Accommodating Diversity in the Canadian Constitution
—Raffaele Iacovino
4 Elusive Autonomy in Sub-Saharan Africa
—Coel Kirkby and Christina Murray
5 Asymmetry in the Face of Heavily Disproportionate Power Relations: Hong Kong
—Johannes Chan
6 Asymmetric Autonomy in the United Kingdom
—John McGarry

PART II. CONFLICT SETTLEMENTS
7 Thinking About Asymmetry and Symmetry in the Remaking of Iraq
—Brendan O'Leary

PART III. EMERGING SETTLEMENTS
8 The Case for Asymmetric Federalism in Georgia: A Missed Opportunity
—Jonathan Wheatley
9 Gagauz Autonomy in Moldova: The Real and the Virtual in Post-Soviet State Design
—Oleh Protsyk
10 Asymmetric Autonomy and Power Sharing for Sri Lanka: A Political Solution to Ethnic Conflict?
—Kristina Eichhorst
11 Puntland's Declaration of Autonomy and Somaliland's Secession: Two Quests for Self-Governance in a Failed State
—Janina Dill

Conclusion

List of Contributors
Index