About this book series

This series engages in the discussions on federalism as a tool of internal conflict resolution. Building on a growing body of literature on the use of federalism and territorial autonomy to solve ethnic, cultural, linguistic and identity conflicts, both in the West and in non-Western countries, this global series assesses to what extent different forms of federalism and territorial autonomy are being used as tools of conflict resolution and how successful these approaches are.

We welcome proposals on theoretical debates, single case studies and short comparative pieces covering topics such as:


  • Federalism and peace-making in contemporary intra-state conflicts
  • The link between federalism and democratization in countries facing intra-state conflict
  • Secessionism, separatism, self-determination and power-sharing
  • Inter-group violence and the potential of federalism to transform conflicts
  • Successes and failures of federalism and other forms of territorial autonomy in post-conflict countries
  • Federalism, decentralisation and resource conflicts
  • Peace treaties, interim constitutions and permanent power sharing arrangements
  • The role of international actors in the promotion of federalism (and other forms of territorial autonomy) as tools of internal conflict resolution
  • Federalism and state-building
  • Federalism, democracy and minority protection


For further information on the series and to submit a proposal for consideration, please get in touch with Ambra Finotello ambra.finotello@palgrave.com, or series editors Soeren Keil  soeren.keil@unifr.ch and Eva Maria Belser evamaria.belser@unifr.ch.

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  • Soeren Keil,
  • Eva Maria Belser

Book titles in this series

  1. Comparative Federalism

    A Pluralist Exploration

    • Félix Mathieu
    • Dave Guénette
    • Alain-G. Gagnon
    • Copyright: 2024

    Available Renditions

    • Hard cover
    • eBook
  2. Power-Sharing in the Global South

    Patterns, Practices and Potentials

    • Eduardo Wassim Aboultaif
    • Soeren Keil
    • Allison McCulloch
    • Copyright: 2024

    Available Renditions

    • Hard cover
    • eBook
  3. Asymmetric Federalism in India

    Ethnicity, Development and Governance

    • Harihar Bhattacharyya
    • Copyright: 2023

    Available Renditions

    • Hard cover
    • Soft cover
    • eBook