Ethnic Federalism – Institutional preconditions for stability and conflict settlement

Status

closed

Topics

  • Building Peace and Social Cohesion

Hindus against Muslims in Gujarat, India; Muslims against Christians in Bauchi, Nigeria; Chechen or Basque separatists against central governments in Moscow and Madrid - the co-existence of ethnic groups within a federation regularly leads to conflicts. A BICC research project funded by the German Foundation for Peace (DSF) studies the question of whether and how the state form of a federation influences ethnic conflicts - does co-existence in a federation aggravate the conflicts or does it contribute towards peaceful stabilization? 

Project Leader

Project Team

Funder

  • German Foundation for Peace (DSF)

Duration of project

until 2008

Publications

Annual Report 2007

bicc , Bonn (2007)

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