On the effects of international support to peace and democracy in Kenya and Kyrgyzstan in the aftermath of interethnic violence

Fiedler, Charlotte
Externe Publikationen (2018)

in: Journal of Asian and African Studies 53 (2), 314– 329

DOI: 10.1177/0021909616680008
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This article shows that the international community can have a decisive impact on peace and democracyin a country, based on a paired comparison of Kenya and Kyrgyzstan. Both countries have experienced similar political trajectories, amongst them a struggle to consolidate peace and democracy after outbreaks of major interethnic violence, but show varying degrees of international influence on these processes. Analyzing several critical junctures in the two countries’ peace and democratization process through over 80 interviews reveals that although crucial international impact is rare, it is possible if donors jointly pursue a political agenda that connects to a home-grown process.

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Fiedler, Charlotte

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