Debating partition : justifications and critiques
|Title:||Debating partition : justifications and critiques||Authors:||O'Leary, Brendan||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2172||Date:||2006||Abstract:||Political partitions—fresh political borders cut through at least one community’s homeland—have been regularly commended to resolve national, ethnic and communal conflicts. The strongest five political arguments in their favor are presented in this article. The neglected question of how partitions may be implemented is also considered. Then the seven most powerful political arguments of anti-partitionists are treated. Partition should only be considered when there is a high degree of confidence that genocide or mass expulsions will occur, and its proponents should consider that preparing for partition may precipitate the awful outcomes it is nominally intended to prevent.||Funding Details:||Not applicable||Type of material:||Working Paper||Publisher:||University College Dublin. Institute for British-Irish Studies||Copyright (published version):||The author, 2006||Keywords:||Partition; Borders; Boundaries; Conflict||Subject LCSH:||Partition, Territorial||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed||Conference Details:||Revised version of portion of a paper presented at final conference of the Mapping frontiers, plotting pathways: routes to North-South cooperation in a divided island programme, City Hotel, Armagh, 19-20 January 2006|
|Appears in Collections:||Institute for British-Irish Studies (IBIS) Working Papers and Policy Papers|
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