Autonomy as a Source of Conflict: Caucasian Conflicts in Theoretical Perspective

@article{Cornell2002AutonomyAA,
  title={Autonomy as a Source of Conflict: Caucasian Conflicts in Theoretical Perspective},
  author={Svante E. Cornell},
  journal={World Politics},
  year={2002},
  volume={54},
  pages={245 - 276}
}
  • S. Cornell
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • Political Science
  • World Politics
The granting of autonomous status to minority populations has gained support among academics and practitioners alike as a way to solve, manage, and even preempt ethnic conflict. In spite of the enthusiasm for ethnofederalism, however, the provision of autonomy to minorities may actually increase rather than decrease the likelihood of conflict. Under certain political conditions, autonomy promotes the separate identity of the minority and increases its motivation and capacity to seek separation… 

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