A New Look at Federalism: The Import of Institutions

Issue Date April 2002
Volume 13
Issue 2
Page Numbers 96-110
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A new research project suggests that federalism enhances the ability of regimes to accommodate territorially based minorities. Federal systems, except when imposed by an outside power, significantly help to preserve the peace.

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Nancy Bermeo is senior research fellow in politics at Nuffield College, Oxford University. 

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