publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Rebels with a Cause: Power Sharing, Negotiated Settlements, and the Logic of Preemptive Defection

Johnson, Chelsea Blake;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Mexico
Why are some negotiated settlements successful at resolving intrastate conflict, while others fail? Are settlements involving agreement to share power more effective and, if so, why have conclusions about power sharing been so mixed? I theorize in this project that power-sharing guarantees improve the prospects for a peaceful settlement by reducing the stakes of winning post-conflict elections, thereby increasing the likelihood that rebels will willingly demobilize. Contrary to the preeminent model of bargaining for peace in the literature, I posit that the costs of complying with a negotiated settlement are asymmetrical. For rebels, compliance means forfeiting ...
free text keywords: Political science, Conflict Resolution, Negotiated Settlement, Power Sharing, Uganda
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