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Settling Self-Determination Disputes. Complex Power-Sharing in Theory and Practice, Edited by Marc Weller and Barbara Metzger

Settling Self-Determination Disputes. Complex Power-Sharing in Theory and Practice, Edited by... Christine Janssens and Karen Van Laethem* Settling Self-Determination Disputes. Complex Power-Sharing in Th eory and Practice, Edited by Marc Weller and Barbara Metzger Th is voluminous book, being the product of an international collaborative project, resulted in a comprehensive reference work thanks to the interesting contributions of the diff erent prominent experts in the fi eld of self-determination. Settling self-determination disputes in the post-colonial period: from armed struggle to complex power-sharing. Originally, the classical doctrine of self-deter- mination was designed to address territorial confl icts during the colonial period. However, today, challenges to the territory of states have entered a new dimension. Oftentimes, self-determination confl icts are no longer disputed between states, but are confi ned within state borders. Ethnic identity, as opposed to territorial aspirations, has become the focus of the present clashes. In this context, the concept of self-determina- tion and the technique of settling those complex secessionist ethnic confl icts need to be examined and adapted. Th roughout the diff erent chapters of the reviewed book the authors assess whether the versatile and complex self-determination settlements in the aftermath of a great number of secessionist confl icts in the s have been successful. Furthermore, the authors http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online Brill

Settling Self-Determination Disputes. Complex Power-Sharing in Theory and Practice, Edited by Marc Weller and Barbara Metzger

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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2211-6117
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Christine Janssens and Karen Van Laethem* Settling Self-Determination Disputes. Complex Power-Sharing in Th eory and Practice, Edited by Marc Weller and Barbara Metzger Th is voluminous book, being the product of an international collaborative project, resulted in a comprehensive reference work thanks to the interesting contributions of the diff erent prominent experts in the fi eld of self-determination. Settling self-determination disputes in the post-colonial period: from armed struggle to complex power-sharing. Originally, the classical doctrine of self-deter- mination was designed to address territorial confl icts during the colonial period. However, today, challenges to the territory of states have entered a new dimension. Oftentimes, self-determination confl icts are no longer disputed between states, but are confi ned within state borders. Ethnic identity, as opposed to territorial aspirations, has become the focus of the present clashes. In this context, the concept of self-determina- tion and the technique of settling those complex secessionist ethnic confl icts need to be examined and adapted. Th roughout the diff erent chapters of the reviewed book the authors assess whether the versatile and complex self-determination settlements in the aftermath of a great number of secessionist confl icts in the s have been successful. Furthermore, the authors

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European Yearbook of Minority Issues OnlineBrill

Published: Feb 9, 2010

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