Territorial Power-Sharing involves the delegation of power to a regional or local level, where a minority group may be in a majority, so as to give them some form of self-governance. Our research the different forms territorial power-sharing can take, and the pros and cons for such a technique, in particular for women.
Using territorial power-sharing to accommodate ethno-national groups is more likely to be part of a complex package of decentralizing powers to a variety of sub-state entities, sometimes building on earlier rhetorical commitments to federal principles, such as in Bosnia and Nepal.
Military power-sharing is often agreed as an alternative form of demobilisation, demilitarisation and reintegration (DDR) measures, or put in place as part of a wider attempt as security sector reform (SSR). DDR, SSR and forms of military power-sharing may all be part of a ‘security transition’, which is itself a political process.
How territory will be split
How power will be divided
How boundaries will be drawn
What this means for non-dominant minorities and women
Providing for incremental decision-making on powers
Providing for ‘fuzzy borders’
Providing for new choices as to the territory in the future (through postponed referenda)