Federal and decentralised political institutions can appear to have diametrically-opposed impacts on conflict according to context: in some cases provoking ethnic conflict, in other cases mitigating its likelihood. This Policy Briefing explains the conditions under which different types of decentralised institutions can affect the likelihood of ethnic conflict; it explores the role that horizontal inequalities play in determining the success of sub-national institutional arrangements; and it offers some policy suggestions.
Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity, Oxford, UK, 4 pp.
CRISE Policy Briefing No. 3. Federalism, Decentralisation and Horizontal Inequalities.