"A strong collection of empirically-rich case studies."-Journal of Peace Research "A useful collection of articles that analyses issues of autonomy and asymmetry from a multi-dimensional perspective."-International Journal on Minority and Group Rights
Marc Weller is Professor in International Law and International Constitution Studies at the University of Cambridge, Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, and former Director of the European Centre for Minority Issues. Katherine Nobbs is Human Dimension Officer at Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Mission in Kosovo.
Preface Introduction PART I. ASYMMETRICAL APPROACHES TO STATE DESIGN 1 Cases of Asymmetrical Territorial Autonomy Stefan Wolff 2 The Russian Constitutional System: Complexity and Asymmetry Bill Bowring 3 Partial Asymmetry and Federal Construction: Accommodating Diversity in the Canadian Constitution Raffaele Iacovino 4 Elusive Autonomy in Sub Saharan Africa Coel Kirkby and Christina Murray 5 Asymmetry in the Face of Heavily Disproportionate Power Relations: Hong Kong Johannes Chan 6 Asymmetric Autonomy in the United Kingdom John McGarry PART II. CONFLICT SETTLEMENTS 7 Thinking About Asymmetry and Symmetry in the Remaking of Iraq Brendan O'Leary PART III. EMERGING SETTLEMENTS 8 The Case for Asymmetric Federalism in Georgia: A Missed Opportunity Jonathan Wheatley 9 Gagauz Autonomy in Moldova: The Real and the Virtual in Post Soviet State Design Oleh Protsyk 10 Asymmetric Autonomy and Power Sharing for Sri Lanka: A Political Solution to Ethnic Conflict? Kristina Eichhorst 11 Puntland's Declaration of Autonomy and Somaliland's Secession: Two Quests for Self Governance in a Failed State Janina Dill Conclusion List of Contributors Index