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dc.contributor.authorBasedau, Matthiasen_US
dc.description.abstractThe debate on institutional engineering offers options to manage ethnic and other conflicts. This contribution systematically assesses the logic of these institutional designs and the empirical evidence on their functioning. Generally, institutions can work on ethnic conflict by either accommodating (consociationalists) or denying (integrationists) ethnicity in politics. Looking at individual and combined institutions (e.g. state structure, electoral system, forms of government), the literature review finds that most designs are theoretically ambivalent and that empirical evidence on their effectiveness is mostly inconclusive. The following questions remain open: a) Is politicized ethnicity really a conflict risk? b) What impact does the whole menu (not just single institutions) have? and c) How are effects conditioned by the exact nature of conflict risks?en_US
dc.publisher|aGerman Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) |cHamburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aGIGA working papers |x171en_US
dc.subject.keywordinstitutional engineeringen_US
dc.subject.keywordconflict managementen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialer Konflikten_US
dc.subject.stwEthnische Gruppeen_US
dc.subject.stwPolitischer Konflikten_US
dc.subject.stwEthnische Beziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwPolitisches Systemen_US
dc.titleManaging ethnic conflict: The menu of institutional engineeringen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US

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