Elite consolidation, Peace Development and Democracy

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Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)
Tadesse Biru Kersmo

In Ethiopia, Somalia, Rwanda, former republics of Yugoslavia, Iraq, Haiti, South African Republic, former republics of the Soviet Union and in many other countries of the world “consolidation, peace, democracy and development” are on the tip of the lips of every politician and citizen. Individuals, groups, parties, and international organizations are highlighting these objectives and values.In very few countries, peaceful and democratic regimes are emerging without or with very little external interference. In many countries, however, including those listed above, the situation is disappointing.What are the major factors that determine peace and democracy? There have been many responses to this problem: cultural background, level of education, international understanding, economic development, and class struggle are among the responses.However, peace and democracy seem to be dependent, more than anything else on the national elite structure. Since this structure is predominantly determined by internal factors, there is little room for external power to be able to affect peace and democracy making processes.This paper tries to analyze the role of the structure of national elite in, peace and democracy making process.

Corporate Author: Alemayehu Seyoum … [et al.] (editor)
Publisher: Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
Primary Descriptors: Peace; Political democracy

Secondary Descriptor: Economic democracy

Cataloge Date: 02/27/2013
Broad Subject heading:Development – Peace
Call Number:330.963 PRO 2005
Serial Key Title:Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy
Publication catagory: International Conference
Content type: EEA Publication
Publication date:2013-05-27 23:05:00
Forum or Discussion date:2013-02-27 15:02:01
Place of publication: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material:Book
Current frequency: Annualy
Author: Tadesse Biru Kersemo

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