Federalism, Reconciliation and Power-Sharing in post-conflict societies

Loizides, Neophytos G. and Kovras, Iosif and Ireton, Kathleen (2011) Federalism, Reconciliation and Power-Sharing in post-conflict societies. Federal Governance, 8 (2). pp. 1-14. ISSN 1923-6158. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This special issue examines the interplay between reconciliation in postconflict societies and alternative mechanisms of political accommodation. In our introductory article, we define and explore the central concepts used in post-conflict studies while investigating the potential linkages between reconciliation and federal or power-sharing arrangements. We argue that addressing issues of justice, reconciliation and amnesty in the aftermath of conflict frequently facilitates cooperation in establishing successful institutional mechanisms at the political level. We also examine the degree to which reconciliation at the grassroots level should be seen as a prerequisite of consolidating power-sharing arrangements among elites particularly in the form of federal agreements. Finally, we discuss the individual contributions to the special issue and highlight the importance of incorporating insights from the literature of transitional justice and post-conflict reconciliation to the study and practice of federalism.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Conflict Analysis Research Centre
Depositing User: Neophytos Loizides
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2013 10:47 UTC
Last Modified: 02 May 2014 13:44 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/37071 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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