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Peace by Design: Managing Intrastate Conflict through Decentralization

Dawn Brancati

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549009
eISBN:
9780191720307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549009.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

Why does political decentralization reduce intrastate conflict more in some countries than in others? Can political institutions be designed to engender peace? If so, how? Addressing these questions, ... More


Decentralization: Fueling the Fire or Dampening the Flames of Intrastate Conflict?

Dawn Brancati

in Peace by Design: Managing Intrastate Conflict through Decentralization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549009
eISBN:
9780191720307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549009.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter elaborates on the argument regarding how the effect of decentralization on intrastate conflict hinges on regional parties. Brancati argues that the negative effects typically associated ... More


Spain

Dawn Brancati

in Peace by Design: Managing Intrastate Conflict through Decentralization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549009
eISBN:
9780191720307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549009.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents the case study of Spain (1976–present). Spain is widely respected as a successful case of decentralization, which has not only avoided conflict among the country's major ethnic ... More


India

Dawn Brancati

in Peace by Design: Managing Intrastate Conflict through Decentralization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549009
eISBN:
9780191720307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549009.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the case study of India (1947–present). In India, decentralization is neither an unabashed success, as in Spain, nor a resounding failure, as in Czechoslovakia. India has ... More


Ethnic Conflict and Secessionism

Dawn Brancati

in Peace by Design: Managing Intrastate Conflict through Decentralization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549009
eISBN:
9780191720307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549009.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

Through statistical analysis, this chapter tests the generalizability of its argument regarding the effect of decentralization and regional parties on ethnic conflict and secessionism. The analysis ... More


Regional Parties

Dawn Brancati

in Peace by Design: Managing Intrastate Conflict through Decentralization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549009
eISBN:
9780191720307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549009.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter tests the generalizability of the book's argument regarding the effect of decentralization on the electoral strength of regional parties using statistical analysis. The analysis also ... More


Conclusion

Dawn Brancati

in Peace by Design: Managing Intrastate Conflict through Decentralization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549009
eISBN:
9780191720307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549009.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter brings together the findings of the three case studies and the statistical analysis, and offers a forward‐looking discussion of how to design political institutions in order to ... More


Deploying Constructivism for the Analysis of Rare Events: How Possible Is the Emergence of “Punjabistan”?

Ian S. Lustick

in Constructivist Theories of Ethnic Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199893157
eISBN:
9780199980079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199893157.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The purpose of the present volume is to demonstrate that a rigorous conceptual framework can enable constructivist insights to be deployed for the solution of a variety of theoretical and empirical ... More


From ethnic to legal and economic separatism

Cameron Ross

in Federalism and Democratisation in Russia

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719058691
eISBN:
9781781700174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719058691.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter turns to a study of the ethnic make-up of the Russian Federation and the prospects for ethnic secessionism. For those who stress the positive side, federalism functions as a form of ... More


Ethnic Entrepreneurs, Ordinary People, and Group Grievance

Giuliano Elise

in Constructing Grievance: Ethnic Nationalism in Russia's Republics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447457
eISBN:
9780801460722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447457.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This book examines the factors that drove people with ethnic identities to support nationalism in some cases but not in others. Drawing on variation in mass nationalist mobilization and regional ... More


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