Ethno-Separatism and its Prospects

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2011-5-32-42

O. Bolotnikova, National Research University Higher School of Economics, 9/11, Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation (

Abstract. The author explores the phenomenon of today's ethnic conflicts which are less frequently turning into the wars between states. The author uses the cases of the countries of former Soviet Union, Western Europe, Africa in order to examine important aspects of the ethnic conflicts settlement. It is concluded that the heart of the problems is the correlation between two fundamental principles of the international law (usually regarded as antagonists in terms of the settlement of such conflicts). Namely, these are the principle of states’ territorial integrity and the principle of peoples’ right to self-determination.

Keywords: Belgium, Nigeria, Sudan, Western Sahara, Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, Transnistria, ethnic conflicts, territorial disputes

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For citation:
Bolotnikova O. Ethno-Separatism and its Prospects. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2011, no. 5, pp. 32-42.

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