Today, the field of conflict resolution is increasingly becoming influential due to the increase of conflicts that we are facing. While there are set standards of rules and procedures for dealing with conflicts that happen between states, this cannot be said when it comes to civil wars. What is sought when it comes to conflicts is either starting a peace process or restoring a failed one. What usually results from a peace process is a negotiated settlement that lays out several provisions to appease both sides to achieve a durable peace. Provisions in a peace agreement are a very important factor in a negotiated settlement especially in conflicts regarding self-determination/ secession conflicts. Negotiated settlements in conflicts over territory increasingly contain provisions for referendums. The idea of a referendum on such cases is not a new phenomenon.


Political Science Department

Degree Name

MA in Political Science

Graduation Date

Summer 6-15-2021

Submission Date


First Advisor

Marco Pinfari

Committee Member 1

Nesrine Badawi

Committee Member 2

Syed Maswood


161 p.

Document Type

Master's Thesis

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