DISC Workshop: Status Quo Vadis - Political Institutions in Divided Societies

May 9, 2013 - 15:15 - May 10, 2013 - 17:30
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CEU organizer(s): 
Carsten Q. Schneider
CEU organizer(s): 
Artak Galyan
CEU organizer(s): 
Roland Schmidt
Olimpija Hristova (MA student)
CEU contact person: 
Carsten Q. Schneider
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From 9 to 10 May, the Center for the Study of Imperfections in Democracies hosts the workshop "Status Quo Vadis - Political Institutions in Divided Societies". The workshop aims to take stock of the status quo of the study of political institutions and their impact on the sustainability of peace and the quality of democracy in divided societies. Researchers focusing on the impact of political institutions in divided societies largely agree that the inclusion of all significant social groups into the political process is a crucial condition for the avoidance of violent crises.

The recent wave of power-sharing in countries like Afghanistan, Bosnia, Fiji, Iraq, Kosovo, Macedonia, Northern Ireland and many others provides ample evidence for the importance of political institutions when it comes to ending violence in plural societies. The current and upcoming challenges for the societies in the countries of the Arab Spring, Myanmar and Nepal further emphasize the importance of future studies on this issue. Against this background the workshop intends to provide a forum for a critical reflection on recent developments in the study of political institutions and to provide an opportunity to shed light on upcoming research.

Agenda: [Link] as of 8 May

List of Participants: [Link] as of 29 April

Concept Note: [Link]

Location/Map: [Link] [Entrace Nador 9] [Entrance Nador 13]


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