"Ethnofederalism: The Worst Form of Institutional Arrangement…?"

Author
Liam Anderson
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
International Security
Volume
38
Issue Number
4
Publication Date
Spring 2014
Institution
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
Abstract
Critics of ethnofederalism— a political system in which federal subunits reflect ethnic groups' territorial distribution—argue that it facilitates secession and state collapse. An examination of post-1945 ethnofederal states, however, shows that ethnofederalism has succeeded more often than not.
Topic
International Relations, Security, War
Political Geography
United States, Middle East, East Asia