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Bachelor of Arts
This paper examines two classic cases of ethnoterritorial groups demanding greater political autonomy: Northern Ireland and the Basque Country in Spain. Although the cases are very similar, Northern Ireland has reached a political settlement with the British government, while Basque nationalists have struggled to do so in Spain. In this thesis, I argue that four variables co-mingle to affect the prospects of a successful political settlement: the overall level of ethnoterritorial violence; concessions offered by the central government; the process of negotiations to end the violence; and the economic environment of the ethnoterritory.
Mahder, Meghan, "Ethnoterritorial Conflict in the Western World: Northern Ireland and the Basque Region in Spain". Senior Theses, Trinity College, Hartford, CT 2012.
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