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The internal dynamics of power-sharing in Africa

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Given the increasing use of power-sharing arrangements to manage a wide range of political crises over the past five years it is more important than ever to turn a critical eye on the dynamics and outcomes of unity governments. This paper argues that two key factors shape the way that power-sharing functions in Africa: the distribution of violence (that is, whether any one party has a monopoly on victimhood or whether all parties have committed, and retain the capacity to commit, atrocities) ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
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Author
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DEMOCRATIZATION More from this journal
Volume:
18
Issue:
2
Pages:
336-365
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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EISSN:
1743-890X
ISSN:
1351-0347
Language:
English
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pubs:303371
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uuid:1dd38e6f-d8ac-4499-a654-e057ac347a85
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pubs:303371
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303371
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2012-12-19

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