Statehood Conflicts

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Statehood conflicts are those emanating from
incompatible claims to and substantial efforts at
statehood over the same territory. The main parts
to the conflict are the different claimants to statehood,
often but not always a recognized state and
a group that is seeking secession from it. Avariety
of other regional or global actors, like states or
international organizations, are also involved to a
greater or lesser degree. While often defined by
intractability, typical solutions of such conflicts
include forceful or peaceful (re)integration to the
state from which secession is attempted or, more
rarely, independent statehood.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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