publication . Article . Other literature type . 2003

Institutionalizing Peace: Power Sharing and Post-Civil War Conflict Management

Hartzell, Caroline; Hoddie, Matthew;
  • Published: 14 Apr 2003 Journal: American Journal of Political Science, volume 47, pages 318-332 (issn: 0092-5853, eissn: 1540-5907, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
This article examines how power-sharing institutions might best be designed to stabilize the transition to enduring peace among former adversaries following the negotiated settlement of civil wars. We identify four different forms of power sharing based on whether the intent of the policy is to share or divide power among rivals along its political, territorial, military, or economic dimension. Employing the statistical methodology of survival analysis to examine the 38 civil wars resolved via the process of negotiations between 1945 and 1998, we find that the more dimensions of power sharing among former combatants specified in a peace agreement the higher is t...
free text keywords: Political Science and International Relations, Sociology and Political Science
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