Power-sharing is an important political strategy for managing protracted conflicts and it can also facilitate the democratic accommodation of difference. Despite these benefits, it has been much criticised, with claims that it is unable to produce peace and stability, is ineffective and inefficient, and obstructs other peacebuilding values, including gender equality.
This edited collection aims to enhance our understanding of the utility of power-sharing in deeply divided places by subjecting power-sharing theory and practice to empirical and normative analysis and critique. Its overarching questions are:
Utilising a broad range of global empirical case studies, it provides a space for dialogue between leading and emerging scholars on the normative questions surrounding power-sharing. Distinctively, it asks proponents of power-sharing to think critically about its weaknesses.
This text will be of interest to students, scholars and practitioners of power-sharing, ethnic politics, democracy and democratization, peacebuilding, comparative constitutional design, and more broadly Comparative Politics, International Relations and Constitutional and Comparative Law.
Introduction: Contemporary Challenges to Power-Sharing Theory and Practice
Nic Cheeseman and Christina Murray
John McGarry and Brendan O’Leary
Thibaud Bodson and Neophytos Loizides
Kristian Brown and Fionnuala Ni Aolain
Siobhan Byrne and Allison McCulloch
Conclusion: What Explains the Performance of Power-Sharing Settlements?
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