Ethnic Partition as a Solution to Ethnic War : an Empirical Critique of the Theoretical Literature

  title={Ethnic Partition as a Solution to Ethnic War : an Empirical Critique of the Theoretical Literature},
  author={Nicholas Sambanis},
Theorists of ethnic conflict have argued that the physical separation of warring ethnic groups may be the only possible solution to civil war. They argue that, without territorial partition and forced, if necessary, population movements, the war cannot end and genocide is likely. Other scholars have counter-argued that partition only replaces internal with international war, that it creates undemocratic successor states, and generates tremendous human suffering. This debate has so far been… CONTINUE READING
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