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Puntland's declaration of autonomy and Somaliland's secession: two quests for self-governance in a failed state

Dill, Janina (2011) Puntland's declaration of autonomy and Somaliland's secession: two quests for self-governance in a failed state. In: Weller, Marc and Nobbs, Katherine, (eds.) Asymmetric Autonomy and the Settlement of Ethnic Conflicts. National and Ethnic Conflict in the 21st Century. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, USA, pp. 278-297. ISBN 9780812222388

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Abstract

Asymmetric Autonomy and the Settlement of Ethnic Conflicts assesses the ability of such power distribution arrangements to resolve violent struggles between central governments and separatist groups. This collection of new case studies from around the world covers a host of important developments, from recentralization in Russia, to "one country, two systems" in China, to constitutional innovation in Iraq. As a whole, these essays examine how well asymmetric autonomy agreements can bring protracted and bloody conflicts to an end, satisfy the demands of both sides, guarantee the physical integrity of a state, and ensure peace and stability. Contributors to this book also analyze the many problems and dilemmas that can arise when autonomous regions are formed. For example, powers may be loosely defined or unrealistically assigned to the state within a state. Redrawn boundaries can create new minorities and make other groups vulnerable to human rights violations. Given the number of limited self-determination systems in place, the essays in this volume present varied evaluations of these political structures.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/index.html
Additional Information: © 2011 University of Pennsylvania Press
Divisions: International Relations
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Sets: Departments > International Relations
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 10:28
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2020 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69686

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