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dc.contributor.supervisorFergusson, James (Political Studies)en
dc.contributor.authorLyon, Peter David Sterling
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-04T15:14:25Z
dc.date.available2007-01-04T15:14:25Z
dc.date.issued2007-01-04T15:14:25Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/298
dc.description.abstractThis thesis considers Michael Ignatieff’s theory regarding ethnic conflict and applies Afghanistan as a case study. Ignatieff correlates the outbreak of ethnic violence to the breakdown of state government which creates societal anarchy and war. Ignatieff argues that ethnic relations can improve through the creation of democratic institutions. Afghanistan represents a model empirical case study to explore the central tenets of the Ignatieff thesis. Ignatieff’s argument is critically analyzed by assessing the viability of transplanting democratic institutions into Afghanistan. According to democratic theory a successful democracy requires a strong economy, a vibrant civil society, an advantageous institutional history and a positive security and geopolitical environment. Based on these five key variables it is reasonable to conclude that Afghanistan is not predisposed to pluralistic governance. Such analysis highlights the limitations of Ignatieff’s thesis as his theory is only relevant to those post-conflict societies that possess the requisite preconditions for democracy.en
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectAfghanistanen
dc.subjectNation-buildingen
dc.subjectEthnic Conflicten
dc.subjectInternational Relationsen
dc.subjectIgnatieffen
dc.subjectDemocracyen
dc.subjectTalibanen
dc.subjectInsurgencyen
dc.titleA solution for ethnic conflict: democratic governance in Afghanistan, a case studyen
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplinePolitical Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeTchantouridze, Lasha (Political Studies), Kinnear, Michael(History)en
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.description.noteFebruary 2007en


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