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By Marc Weller, Stefan Wolff

Conflicts over the rights of self-defined inhabitants teams to figure out their very own future in the obstacles of current states are one of the such a lot violent kinds of inter-communal clash. Many specialists agree that autonomy regimes are an invaluable framework in which competing claims to self-determination may be accommodated. This quantity explores and analyses different recommendations on hand. The individuals examine the present kingdom of the idea and perform of institutional layout for the payment of self-determination conflicts, and in addition evaluate and distinction certain case experiences on self sufficient regimes within the former Yugoslavia, the Crimea, ?land, Northern eire, Latin the USA, Indonesia and Vietnam.

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Nevertheless, to simply deny a community the right to greater independence as a matter of principle will continue to have limited success in light of general awareness of human and group rights in today’s international environment and the increasing importance of individual empowerment. 1 But experience with self-determination crises has also proven that in most cases where one specific community is looking for greater independence from the center, at least one other community exists within the same sovereign territory, frequently more.

These processes have opened up new opportunities and posed new threats. Democratisation and adjustment often go together with decentralisation policies that open up or broaden sub-national political arenas, which offer new opportunities for political participation. At the same time, the insertion into the globalised economy often involves the intensification of national and transnational economic activity in hitherto ‘marginal regions, where indigenous peoples until now found refuge. As the implementation of autonomy does not imply separatism or isolationism but is conceived as a basic condition for participating in the wider polity, the emergence of autonomy regimes has consequently involved a strengthening of subnational processes as well as of supranational integration.

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