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Partition and conflict transformation in India-Pakistan and Cyprus

This article argues that partition – a peacebuilding approach in apost-conflict society – can lead to the transformation of intrastate conflict to interstate conflict, thereby providing a helpful insight for further comparison of partition with multi-ethnic settlements such as federalism/powersharing and reconciliation. While advocates of partition maintain that intrastate conflict caused by a security dilemma between ethnic groups can be settled only by partition, this article argues that partition could cause the transformation of conflict rather than settling it. The cases of India-Pakistan and Cyprus provide the empirical evidence. The partition of India and Pakistan transformed intrastate conflict within India into interstate conflict between India and Pakistan including nuclear competition. The partition of Cyprus contributed to interstate conflict between Greece and Turkey. Therefore, this article concludes that the transformation of conflict reduces the value of partition, and that it is necessary to take this point into consideration when partition is compared with alternatives such as federalism/powersharing andreconciliation.

Partition and conflict transformation in India-Pakistan and Cyprus

GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften. Bibliothek Köln

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Status: Veröffentlichungsversion; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Sprache
Englisch
Umfang
Seite(n): 54-62
ISSN
1923-6158

Erschienen in
Federal Governance, 8(2)

Bezug (was)
Politikwissenschaft
Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, Sicherheitspolitik
Indien
politische Macht
bilaterale Beziehungen
Zypern
ethnischer Konflikt
Konfliktregelung
Griechenland
Friedenssicherung
Pakistan
Türkei
politischer Konflikt

Beteiligte Personen und Organisationen
Suzuki, Akisato
Erschienen
2011

URN
urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-342749
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GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften. Bibliothek Köln
Letzte Aktualisierung
24.01.2023, 06:48 MEZ

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  • Zeitschriftenartikel

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  • Suzuki, Akisato

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  • 2011

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