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Ethno-Religious conflict and modes of its regulation
Tamirace Fakhoury
01.02.2013

Ethno-Religious conflict and modes of its regulation
A conference Report
Tamirace Fakhoury

Contents

Objective

Opening address

Part One: The State of the Art

Ethnic conflict and its modes of regulation

Part Two: Case Studies on Causes of Conflict

Politicization of religion: the case of Sri Lanka
The politics of Namibia – from Bantustan to the positioning of ethnicity in a unitary state
Unintended mobilization of an ethnic minority in China
Politicization of religion: the case of Northern Ireland
Politicization of religion: the case of India
The Latin America exception

Part Three: The International Dimension

Separatist movements in a hostile regional environment: The cases of Indonesia and the Philippines
Trans-state factors of conflict and accommodation in the Middle East
An inter-state conflict over resources under the cloak of civil war: The scramble for the Congo
Cooperation across formerly embattled borders

Part Four: Modes of Conflict Regulation, Obstacles and Successes

Instrumenta pacis: The peace treaties of Osnabruck and Ta’if in comparative perspective
Exploring the limits of power-sharing systems:Can warlords cooperate? The case of Congo
Exploring the limits of power-sharing systems – Did the pre-war Lebanese system fail?
Exploring the limits of power sharing systems:Can an imposed system work? The case of Bosnia Herzegovina
Alternatives to power-sharing systems: Can political decentralization defuse ethno-religious conflicts?                                            The case of Indonesia
Alternatives to power-sharing systems:Belgium’s experience of combining power-sharing with federalism
Alternatives to power-sharing systems: Depoliticizing ethnicity in South Africa

Part Five: Simulation Exercises

Conflict regulation in Kosovo
UN conference on the conflict in Cyprus: integration or separation

Epilogue

Evaluation session

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