A Holistic Understanding of Domestic Democratic Peace
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
In this study the notion of domestic democratic peace will be examined by using a holistic understanding of internal conflicts. Domestic democratic peace has most commonly been studied by using quantitative methods. This study will be qualitative using an abductive approach when understanding why mature democracies are more stable than other types of regimes. The holistic understanding of internal conflicts used in this study is based on the concepts of relative deprivation, instrumentalisation of politics and politicisation of identity. Burton’s sources of conflict are used to show how relative deprivation can be experienced. The questions to be answered in this essay are as follow:
- How can the proposed holistic understanding explain why mature democracies are more stable than newly established democracies and autocratic states?
- In what ways do mature democracies decrease experience of relative deprivation and thereby safeguarding Burton’s sources of conflict?
- In what ways do mature democracies cater to a more peaceful process of politicisation of identity and instrumentalisation of politics?
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 58 p.
domestic democratic peace, holistic understanding of internal conflicts, mature democracies
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-90969OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-90969DiVA: diva2:629059
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