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Resolving Conflict in Bipolar Societies: The fate of political settlements in Fiji and Northern Ireland

Coakley, John; Fraenkel, Jon


Ethnically divided societies that might be described as ‘balanced bicommunal’ (where there are two communities, each of which comes close to representing half of the population) pose a particular challenge to conventional principles of collective decision-making, and commonly threaten political stability. This article analyses the experience of two such societies – Northern Ireland and Fiji – with a view to exploring whether there are common processes in the route by which political stability...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Political Science
DOI: 10.1177/0032318714531979


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