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Failure versus Success - An Analysis of Angola's and Mozambique's Peace Outcomes

Fransson, Karin (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Resolving an intrastate war can be a difficult task. Angola and Mozambique, both former Portuguese colonies which both gained independency in 1975, has suffered longstanding intrastate war. Within a year and a half they both signed their first peace agreements, with different outcomes to follow. This thesis has two purposes. The main one is to use Kumar Rupesinghe's model of conflict transformation in order to analyse why Angola's peace failed and why Mozambique's lasted. A comparative case study of the two countries is performed with the help of mainly secondary sources like books and articles written by academic scholars. The analysis shows that Mozambique employed initiatives, in accordance with Rupesinghe's model, in a much wider scope... (More)
Resolving an intrastate war can be a difficult task. Angola and Mozambique, both former Portuguese colonies which both gained independency in 1975, has suffered longstanding intrastate war. Within a year and a half they both signed their first peace agreements, with different outcomes to follow. This thesis has two purposes. The main one is to use Kumar Rupesinghe's model of conflict transformation in order to analyse why Angola's peace failed and why Mozambique's lasted. A comparative case study of the two countries is performed with the help of mainly secondary sources like books and articles written by academic scholars. The analysis shows that Mozambique employed initiatives, in accordance with Rupesinghe's model, in a much wider scope than Angola, and hence it can count as being one of the reasons why Mozambique's peace lasted whilst Angola's failed. The other purpose is to test Rupesinghe's model's usefulness. Findings show that the model is interesting and useful and can be used as one way to explain why a peace last or fail, but also that it has its shortcomings. For example, there are elements within the model which are too similar and also the aspect of culture has not been taken into account in Rupesinghe's model. (Less)
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author
Fransson, Karin
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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Angola, Mozambique, peace, conflict transformation, Rupesinghe's model, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
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English
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1320646
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2008-04-08
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2008-04-08
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  abstract     = {Resolving an intrastate war can be a difficult task. Angola and Mozambique, both former Portuguese colonies which both gained independency in 1975, has suffered longstanding intrastate war. Within a year and a half they both signed their first peace agreements, with different outcomes to follow. This thesis has two purposes. The main one is to use Kumar Rupesinghe's model of conflict transformation in order to analyse why Angola's peace failed and why Mozambique's lasted. A comparative case study of the two countries is performed with the help of mainly secondary sources like books and articles written by academic scholars. The analysis shows that Mozambique employed initiatives, in accordance with Rupesinghe's model, in a much wider scope than Angola, and hence it can count as being one of the reasons why Mozambique's peace lasted whilst Angola's failed. The other purpose is to test Rupesinghe's model's usefulness. Findings show that the model is interesting and useful and can be used as one way to explain why a peace last or fail, but also that it has its shortcomings. For example, there are elements within the model which are too similar and also the aspect of culture has not been taken into account in Rupesinghe's model.},
  author       = {Fransson, Karin},
  keyword      = {Angola,Mozambique,peace,conflict transformation,Rupesinghe's model,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Failure versus Success - An Analysis of Angola's and Mozambique's Peace Outcomes},
  year         = {2008},
}