Episode 88: Federalism to the rescue in ethnically divided Asian societies

How can ethnically splintered nations find a way forward? Professor Baogang He and Dr Michael Breen investigate.

Colonialism has often left diverse and mutually hostile ethnic groups trapped inside a common national border. In Asia, countries like Myanmar and Sri Lanka have played out their unresolved ethnic divisions in prolonged civil unrest and bloodshed. How can ethnically splintered nations find a way forward? Can federalism be utilised to ease conflict and promote stability? Asia governance experts Professor Baogang He and Dr Michael Breen dive into the details with presenter Ali Moore. A podcast from Asia Institute of the University of Melbourne.


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Professor Baogang He and Dr Michael Breen

Professor Baogang He and Dr Michael Breen