Territorial Self-Governance and Proportional Representation:Reducing the Risk of Territory-Centred Intrastate Violence

Neudorfer, Natascha S., Theuerkauf, Ulrike and Wolff, Stefan (2020) Territorial Self-Governance and Proportional Representation:Reducing the Risk of Territory-Centred Intrastate Violence. Territory, Politics, Governance. ISSN 2162-268X

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Abstract

After decades of scholarship, there is still little agreement about the usefulness of territorial self-governance in managing territory-centred conflicts. We argue that the effectiveness of territorial self-governance as a tool of territory-centred conflict management increases when combined with a proportional representation (PR) electoral system for the national legislature in basically open political regimes, but not when combined with a parliamentary form of government at the centre. We propose that the combination of territorial self-governance and PR in at least minimally democratic regimes has most conflict-reducing potential, as both institutions follow a logic of widening the input side of representative politics. We find empirical support for this proposition using binary time-series cross-section analysis is found. Our findings highlight the need to consider not just the number but, more importantly, the type of power-sharing institutions that are combined with each other when looking for ways to reduce the risk of territory-centred intrastate violence.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: conflict,electoral system,power sharing,territorial self-governance,geography, planning and development,political science and international relations ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3305
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2020 00:03
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2020 00:04
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/74906
DOI: 10.1080/21622671.2020.1773920

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