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The Idea of the Binational State. An institutional Analysis

ContributorsBloch, Michael
Master program titleDEA en science politique
Defense date2004

It is argued that the binational state model is and should be considered as a model sui generis. Concentrating on three levels of analysis (recognition, autonomy, and authority i.e the majority prolem), an operational definition of binationalism allows for an idealtypical discussion of the homogeneity problem and the question of state sovereignty, showing that the problem of power imbalance (assymetry) is, in fact, a theoretical (and concrete) impasse, leading usually to the conclusion of "impossibility" of the binational state construction. However, an attempt to define the aforesaid symmetry/asymmetry (as drawn from Constraint Theory) in terms of stability of outcomes rather than in terms of power exclusively, offers a perspective that does not condemn the binational state model as fatally precarious.

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BLOCH, Michael. The Idea of the Binational State. An institutional Analysis. 2004.
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