Journal Article - Quarterly Journal: International Security

Ethnofederalism: The Worst Form of Institutional Arrangement…?

  • Liam Anderson
| Summer 2014


Critics of ethnofederalism— a political system in which federal subunits reflect ethnic groups’ territorial distribution—argue that it facilitates secession and state collapse. An examination of post-1945 ethnofederal states, however, shows that ethnofederalism has succeeded more often than not.

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For Academic Citation: Anderson, Liam. Ethnofederalism: The Worst Form of Institutional Arrangement…?.” Quarterly Journal: International Security, vol. 39. no. 1. (Summer 2014):

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