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Guatemala - An inclusive democracy?, A Case study of the indigenous inclusion in the democratisation process.

Aviles, Maria LU and Kalleklev, Marthe LU (2009) FKVA21 20092
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This paper studies the inclusion of the indigenous population in the Guatemalan democratisation process. The indigenous population have throughout the history of Guatemala always suffered from exclusion. Thus it is interesting to study if there have been any improvements in their situation since the signing of the peace agreement in 1996. The base of our paper is Donna Le Van Cott’s article, Building inclusive democracies, which we will use to examine to what extent Guatemala has succeeded in building an inclusive democracy. In doing so, we study the implementation of the peace agreements under three criterions; representation, rights and redistribution. Our findings show that due to various political and economical reasons, the... (More)
This paper studies the inclusion of the indigenous population in the Guatemalan democratisation process. The indigenous population have throughout the history of Guatemala always suffered from exclusion. Thus it is interesting to study if there have been any improvements in their situation since the signing of the peace agreement in 1996. The base of our paper is Donna Le Van Cott’s article, Building inclusive democracies, which we will use to examine to what extent Guatemala has succeeded in building an inclusive democracy. In doing so, we study the implementation of the peace agreements under three criterions; representation, rights and redistribution. Our findings show that due to various political and economical reasons, the implementation of the commitments made in the agreements has not been successful. (Less)
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author
Aviles, Maria LU and Kalleklev, Marthe LU
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organization
course
FKVA21 20092
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Peace Agreement, Inclusion, Democratisation, Indigenous, Guatemala
language
English
id
1525204
date added to LUP
2010-02-03 12:52:12
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  abstract     = {This paper studies the inclusion of the indigenous population in the Guatemalan democratisation process. The indigenous population have throughout the history of Guatemala always suffered from exclusion. Thus it is interesting to study if there have been any improvements in their situation since the signing of the peace agreement in 1996. The base of our paper is Donna Le Van Cott’s article, Building inclusive democracies, which we will use to examine to what extent Guatemala has succeeded in building an inclusive democracy. In doing so, we study the implementation of the peace agreements under three criterions; representation, rights and redistribution. Our findings show that due to various political and economical reasons, the implementation of the commitments made in the agreements has not been successful.},
  author       = {Aviles, Maria and Kalleklev, Marthe},
  keyword      = {Peace Agreement,Inclusion,Democratisation,Indigenous,Guatemala},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Guatemala - An inclusive democracy?, A Case study of the indigenous inclusion in the democratisation process.},
  year         = {2009},
}