Approaches to the Resolution of Ethnic Conflict: The Strategy of Non-territorial Autonomy

@article{Coakley1994ApproachesTT,
  title={Approaches to the Resolution of Ethnic Conflict: The Strategy of Non-territorial Autonomy},
  author={John Coakley},
  journal={International Political Science Review},
  year={1994},
  volume={15},
  pages={297 - 314}
}
  • J. Coakley
  • Published 1 July 1994
  • Sociology
  • International Political Science Review
Given the essentially territorial nature of the state, it has sometimes been assumed that attempts to resolve ethnic conflict by devolving power to ethnic groups must follow territorial lines. The present article assesses an alternative, "non-territorial," approach that has had some limited success as a device for the resolution of ethnic conflict. The origins of this approach may be traced back to the traditions of certain pre-modern states. A more systematic scheme of non-territorial autonomy… 

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