This report examines the use of autonomy-based conflict transformation strategies in the conflicts in Bihar, Bosnia, Cyprus, Georgia, Jammu and Kashmir and Northeast India. In particular it investigates the impact of political, economic and territorial autonomy on socio-economic justice and the resolution or transformation of conflicts. The report engages with three dimensions within the overarching theme: 1) instruments of self-determination and their effect on conflict dynamics, 2) mechanisms of territorial separation and their effectiveness in mitigating tensions, 3) the use of economic policies to grant autonomy or reinforce dependence.
Deliverable D.3.5 submitted May 2013 (M5) in fulfillment of requirements of the project Cultures of governance and conflict resolution in Europe and India (CORE) - Workpackage 3 Analysis of Policy.
I. Bihar/Jharkhand, by Amit Prakash, Imran Amin and Rukmani Joshi, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)
1.1 Self-determination and decentralization
1.2 Development policy: autonomy or dependency?
II. Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), by Elena B. Stavrevska, Central European University (CEU)
2.1 Political autonomy, self-determination, decentralisation
2.2 Territorial autonomy
2.3 Development policy
III. Cyprus, by Birte Vogel, University of Manchester (UMAN)
3.1 Autonomy, socio-economic justice and conflict dynamics
3.1.1 Background: Territorial separation
3.1.2 New Conflict Dynamics and growing inner-Turkish Cypriot Social Discontent
3.1.3 New Internal Conflicts in the TRNC
3.2 Conflict resolution through interdependence
3.3 Economy Interdependence - The Green Line Regulation
3.3.1 Development policy
3.4 Granting more autonomy for reunification? An alternative approach
IV. Georgia and Abkhazia, by Nona Mikhelidze, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)
4.2 Georgian culture of governance: from state-building to direct governance initiatives in conflict resolution
4.3 EU governance in Georgia and conflicts
4.4 Conclusions and recommendations
V Jammu and Kashmir, by Sumona DasGupta, Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA)
5.1 Self-determination and decentralisation
5.2 Territorial separation between conflict parties
5.3 Development policy: autonomy or dependency?
VI. Northeast India, by Ranabir Samaddar, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group (MCRG)
6.1 Self-determination and decentralisation
6.2 Territorial separation between conflict parties
6.3 Development policy: autonomy or dependency?