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Lika för lika - Power-sharing accords åtskilda främjande för demokrati i Moçambique och Angola

Möller, Finn LU (2016) STVK02 20161
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Negotiated power-sharing arrangements between former warring parties in civil wars have more frequently been highlighted in peace settlements as a way to foster durable peace. On the other hand, democracy promotion followed by a power-sharing agreement has generally had adverse outcomes and in war-torn- societies, power-sharing institutions has often created an institutional barrier for further development. The ambition of this study is to explain how and when power-sharing accords can serve as an effective democratization. The central object of study is Mozambique, which since the peace agreement in 1992 has made a remarkable development in terms of democratization. This case is compared with a similar case, Angola, a country that barely... (More)
Negotiated power-sharing arrangements between former warring parties in civil wars have more frequently been highlighted in peace settlements as a way to foster durable peace. On the other hand, democracy promotion followed by a power-sharing agreement has generally had adverse outcomes and in war-torn- societies, power-sharing institutions has often created an institutional barrier for further development. The ambition of this study is to explain how and when power-sharing accords can serve as an effective democratization. The central object of study is Mozambique, which since the peace agreement in 1992 has made a remarkable development in terms of democratization. This case is compared with a similar case, Angola, a country that barely has moved towards democracy since the peace agreement in 2002. The countries are compared on account of five crucial variables, including the content of the power-sharing accord, which from earlier research has been shown to have a major impact on peace, democracy and development.
This study argues that a military stalemate between the warring parties are an instable, yet a possible relevant condition for promotion. It also concludes that a power-sharing accord that opens up for provisions for multiparty elections, which excludes guaranteed positions, are highly recommended if possible. (Less)
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Möller, Finn LU
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STVK02 20161
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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power-sharing, demokrati, fred, Moçambique, Angola
language
Swedish
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8873447
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2016-06-17 11:44:33
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  abstract     = {Negotiated power-sharing arrangements between former warring parties in civil wars have more frequently been highlighted in peace settlements as a way to foster durable peace. On the other hand, democracy promotion followed by a power-sharing agreement has generally had adverse outcomes and in war-torn- societies, power-sharing institutions has often created an institutional barrier for further development. The ambition of this study is to explain how and when power-sharing accords can serve as an effective democratization. The central object of study is Mozambique, which since the peace agreement in 1992 has made a remarkable development in terms of democratization. This case is compared with a similar case, Angola, a country that barely has moved towards democracy since the peace agreement in 2002. The countries are compared on account of five crucial variables, including the content of the power-sharing accord, which from earlier research has been shown to have a major impact on peace, democracy and development.
This study argues that a military stalemate between the warring parties are an instable, yet a possible relevant condition for promotion. It also concludes that a power-sharing accord that opens up for provisions for multiparty elections, which excludes guaranteed positions, are highly recommended if possible.},
  author       = {Möller, Finn},
  keyword      = {power-sharing,demokrati,fred,Moçambique,Angola},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Lika för lika - Power-sharing accords åtskilda främjande för demokrati i Moçambique och Angola},
  year         = {2016},
}