Peace-promoting federalism: Making sense of India and Nigeria

Iff, Andrea. (2013) Peace-promoting federalism: Making sense of India and Nigeria. Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 43 (2). pp. 227-250.

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What is federalism's impact on the transformation of violent conflict in multiethnic societies? This article looks at conflicts in India and Nigeria to study the extent to which the genesis and resolution of conflicts were related to federalism. I examine whether India and Nigeria introduced the integrationist and accommodationist mechanisms of federalism, and, if so, whether the mechanisms mutually reinforced each other. I argue that the mix of both approaches and the lack of shared rule mechanisms can be seen as an important variable in explaining the persisting violence of these conflicts and the inability of federal institutions to transform violence.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Fachbereich Politikwissenschaft > Politikwissenschaft (Goetschel)
09 Associated Institutions > swisspeace foundation > Business and Peace (Iff)
UniBasel Contributors:Iff, Andrea C.
Item Type:Article
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Oxford University Press
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