Power Sharing and International Mediation in Ethnic Conflicts

Power Sharing and International Mediation in Ethnic Conflicts

by Timothy D. Sisk
     
 

ISBN-10: 1878379569

ISBN-13: 9781878379566

Pub. Date: 09/28/1996

Publisher: United States Institute of Peace Press (USIP Press)

Can power sharing prevent violent ethnic conflict? And if so, how can the international community best promote that outcome?

In this concise volume, Timothy Sisk defines power sharing as practices and institutions that result in broad-based governing coalitions generally inclusive of all major ethnic groups. He identifies the principal approaches to power sharing,

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Can power sharing prevent violent ethnic conflict? And if so, how can the international community best promote that outcome?

In this concise volume, Timothy Sisk defines power sharing as practices and institutions that result in broad-based governing coalitions generally inclusive of all major ethnic groups. He identifies the principal approaches to power sharing, including autonomy, federations, and proportional electoral systems.

In addition, Sisk highlights the problems with various power-sharing approaches and practices that have been raised by scholars and practitioners alike, and the instances where power-sharing experiments have succeeded and where they have failed. Finally, he offers some guidance to policymakers as they ponder power-sharing arrangements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781878379566
Publisher:
United States Institute of Peace Press (USIP Press)
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Series:
Perspectives Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Summary
Foreword
Preface
1Introduction1
2Ethnic Conflict: Approaches, Patterns, and Dynamics11
3Democracy and Its Alternatives in Deeply Divided Societies27
4A Typology of Conflict-Regulating Practices47
5Power Sharing and Peace Processes77
6International Intervention and Power Sharing87
Notes119
References133

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