Autonomy: Flexible Solutions to Ethnic Conflicts
From Chechnya to Bosnia, from the Kurds to the Palestinians, demands for separatism are fueling bitter and bloody conflicts. Yet, as this innovative study demonstrates, disputes between central governments and independence-minded minorities need not always escalate into violence and secession. Autonomy, by virtue of its essential adaptability, can offer a workable and peaceful compromise.Ruth Lapidoth first dissects the concept of autonomy, exploring its origins, examining the roles it can play, and distinguishing among its types. With scrupulous objectivity, she then presents more than a dozen richly documented case studies of autonomy in action. Drawn from four continents and detailing failures as well as successes, these studies underline autonomy s variety and versatility. Lapidoth s pragmatic approach and impeccable scholarship frame the issues and lay out the factors likely to foster successful outcomes."
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1972 New Autonomy 1995 Interim Agreement According administration adopted Aland Islands Allied Annex approval arrangements Article auton autonomous area autonomous authorities autonomous entity autonomous region autonomous republics Autonomy Statute Berlin central authorities central government concept Constitution Convention Council Court cultural Denmark disputes economic Elazar elected Eritrea established ethnic group European example Faroe Islands Federal Act Finland foreign Gaza Strip granted Greenland Home Rule Act home rule authorities Human Rights Ibid indigenous populations institutions International Law Israel Israeli jurisdiction language League of Nations Legal legislation Lithuania matters Memel Memel Territory ment Minority Rights Moreover national minority negotiations organs Palestinian paragraph personal autonomy political powers president Protection province provisions Puerto Rico regime of autonomy relevant right to self-determination secession Section self-determination self-government South Tyrol sovereignty Soviet Union sphere territorial autonomy tion transferred Treaty Series U.S. Department UN General Assembly United Nations USSR various