Autonomy, Self Governance and Conflict Resolution: by Marc Weller, Stefan Wolff

By Marc Weller, Stefan Wolff

Conflicts over the rights of self-defined inhabitants teams to figure out their very own future in the barriers of latest states are one of the such a lot violent sorts of inter-communal clash. Many specialists agree that autonomy regimes are an invaluable framework during which competing claims to self-determination could be accommodated. This quantity explores and analyses the several recommendations to be had. The individuals examine the present country of the idea and perform of institutional layout for the payment of self-determination conflicts, and in addition evaluate and distinction distinctive case reviews on independent regimes within the former Yugoslavia, the Crimea, ?land, Northern eire, Latin the United States, Indonesia and Vietnam.

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Leider: Martinus Nijhoff. Hannum, Hurst and Lillich, Richard B. (1980) ‘The Concept of Autonomy in International Law’, in American Journal of International Law 74, 858–889. Hechter, Michael (2000) Containing Nationalism. Oxford: Oxford University Press. , Selbstbestimmungsrecht der Völker—Herausforderung der Staatenwelt. Bonn: Dietz, 16–59. Horowitz, Donald L. (1985) Ethnic Groups in Conflict. Berkeley: University of California Press. Horowitz, Donald L. , Irredentism and International Politics.

It is important that the community perceives equality both in comparison to the other communities in the state and in the just order of a transparent and decentralized national structure. Competencies within self-governance ought also to consist of certain international treaty-making powers and representation, as long as they do not challenge national (federal) objectives as laid forth in the constitution. 22 Stringent efforts in education and representation and special emphasis on the media, presumably under some sort of neutral supervision, are a critical condition for such a readiness to accept multiple identities.

5 Threats perceived by minorities comprise all of the features in both boxes. Depending on the specificity of the situation it is not always possible for the minority (or the outside observer) to determine the source of the threat with absolute accuracy. In particular, in situations where the host-nation has complete control over the institutions of the state and uses them against the minority, distinctions between host-state and host-nation are blurred, and to some extent even irrelevant. 6 On various occasions, Horowitz has emphasised the variety of factors that make successful, or even desirable, irredentas very unlikely.

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