Can federalism help to manage ethnic and national diversity?
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Can federalism help to manage ethnic and national diversity? by J. McGarry

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Can federalism help to manage ethnic and national diversity? Theanswer to the question in the title, throughout much of the world, is a resounding “No”. Most states in Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia are fiercely resistant to the idea of accommodating national and ethnic communities through federal institutions. Federalism is their “f. “Federalism is increasingly being looked at as a tool for accommodation of ethno-national diversity worldwide. At the same time, there is little awareness of what approaches, institutions and procedures are required to achieve recognition through federalism in multinational contexts. An alternative to the nation state, then, is the “state nation,” where various “nations” — be they ethnic, religious, linguistic, or indigenous identities — can coexist peacefully and cooperatively in a single state polity.” The institutional marriage of “self-rule” and “shared-rule” is an integral feature of federalism.   Can federalism help to manage ethnic and national Diversity? Forum of 5., No. A-1/ Melakedingel, N.(May10,). “The Oddities of Revolutionary Democracy”.Addisstandard. Obydenkova, A. (). “The Role of Asymmetrical Federalism in Ethnic-territorial Conflicts in the Era of Democratization: The RF as a case Study.”.

  Comparative case studies of South Africa and Ethiopia as the two federal systems provide a contrasting approach to issues of ethnic diversity. Suggesting new ways in which federalism might work, the author identifies key institutions lessons which will help to build an all-inclusive society. The chapter establishes a new research agenda for studying federalism and diversity which centers on recognition and empowerment of national and ethnic minorities. Managing Ethnic Diversity and Federalism in Pakistan Article (PDF Available) in European Journal of Scientific Research 33(2) January with 5, Reads How we measure 'reads'. Nigeria is a multi-ethnic and culturally diverse society that has witnessed conflicts arising from this ethnic and cultural diversity. This paper expounds such conceptual issues as ethnicity, cultural diversity, federalism and national integration and then presents the historical background to ethnic and cultural conflicts in Nigeria. It is.

Ethnic federalism in Ethiopia is presumably believed to answer the historic “nationalities question”, but it does not help in reducing ethnic tensions and conflicts. In fact, conflict is intensifying due to the ethnic heterogeneity of the regional states and the resource-boundary sharing between different groups. Ethnic Diversity and Federalism: Constitution Making in South Africa and Ethiopia Yonatan Tesfaye Fessha How federalism can be used to provide recognition and accommodate ethnic groups is an important topic, not only in Africa, but in multi-ethnic communities around the world. ethnic regionalisation that denote a move away from a unitary state structure into a state structure that considers ethnicity as its organising principle are used interchangeably. National, multinational and ethnic federations Contemporary interest in the use of federalism as a way of balancing. 2. Federalism in Nigeria could help in talking the problem of national integration. 3. Religious and ethnic loyalties are major threats to national disintegration. Methods of Data Collection/ Analysis In this study we adopted the use of secondary source of data .