Introduction: Institutional Design, Conflict Management, and Democracy

Katharine Belmont, Scott Mainwaring and Andrew Reynolds

in The Architecture of Democracy

Published in print March 2002 | ISBN: 9780199246465
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600135 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Democratization

 Introduction: Institutional Design, Conflict Management, and Democracy

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Addresses three key questions. First, how far have political institutions acted as levers of conflict management in divided societies during the twentieth century. Second, how far can the constitutions of divided or plural societies be engineered to promote inter‐communal harmony and strengthened democracy. Third, the manner in which political institutions affect the trajectory of democratization in divided societies.

Keywords: democratization

Chapter.  3742 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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