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Reaping what was sown: Conflict outcome and post-civil war democratization
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Peace and Conflict Research.
2012 (English)In: Cooperation and Conflict, ISSN 0010-8367, E-ISSN 1460-3691, Vol. 47, no 3, 350-367 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

What impact does the way a civil war is terminated have on the post-conflict democratization process? This study analyses whether certain types of conflict termination are positive for post-conflict levels of democracy. It is argued that negotiated settlements, being at large more cooperative, are more conducive for democratization than truces or military victories. Stabilizing measures rarely leave possibilities for contestation of elites and thus few incentives to open up post-war society. The empirics reveal that negotiated settlements are the best way to end a conflict if democracy is to develop in its aftermath.

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2012. Vol. 47, no 3, 350-367 p.
Keyword [en]
civil war settlement, conflict resolution, democratization, durable peace, type of conflict outcome
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Social Sciences
Research subject
Peace and Conflict Research
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-180052DOI: 10.1177/0010836712444991ISI: 000307838100004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-180052DiVA: diva2:547751
Available from: 2012-08-28 Created: 2012-08-28 Last updated: 2012-10-05Bibliographically approved

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