Susan Stewart
Autonomy as a Mechanism for Conflict Regulation? The Case of Crimea

Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 2001: 7, Heft 4, S. 113-141

The literature on power-sharing and autonomy has often neglected the fact that when territorial autonomy is granted to an ethnic or linguistic group, problems can arise concerning the position of minorities (titular or otherwise) within the territory in question. This article attempts to illustrate the importance of taking this factor into account by analyzing the case of Crimea, where the success of a territorial autonomy arrangement based on the ethnic and linguistic predominance of Russians and Russsophones is being undermined in part by the inadequate consideration given to the minority Crimean Tatars in the region.