From Power Sharing to Democracy: Post-Conflict Institutions in Ethnically Divided Societies

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Sid Noel is senior fellow, King's University College, and co-director, Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict Research Group, University of Western Ontario.
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Table of Contents

1 Debating consociational politics : normative and explanatory arguments 3
2 Between stability and collapse : internal and external dynamics of post-agreement institution building in Northern Ireland 44
3 Significant events in the Northern Ireland peace process : impact and implementation 67
4 Power sharing after Yugoslavia : functionality and dysfunctionality of power-sharing institutions in post-war Bosnia, Macedonia, and Kosovo 85
5 Post-conflict reconstruction : constitutional and transitional power-sharing arrangements in Bosnia and Kosovo 104
6 Power sharing in a police car : the intractable difficulty of police reform in Kosovo and Macedonia 120
7 Power sharing and rights protection in the prevention and management of ethnic conflict : the case of post-apartheid South Africa 140
8 Power sharing in South Africa : the African National Congress as a consociational party? 164
9 Anarchy and the problems of power sharing in Africa 184
10 Afghanistan : multicultural federalism as a means to achieve democracy, representation, and stability 198
11 Power sharing for Cyprus (again)? : European Union accession and the prospects for reunification 215
12 Conditionality, consociationalism, and the European Union 239
13 Federation as a method of ethnic conflict regulation 263
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