ISBN 9789970259519
Pages 450
Dimensions 234 x 156 mm
Published 2018
Publisher Fountain Publishers, Uganda
Format Paperback

Democratic Engineering in Rwanda and Burundi

by Jean-Marie Kagabo

In Democratic Engineering in Rwanda and Burundi the author argues that a democratic model which is suitable for single-cultural societies may not be applicable in multicultural societies; he illustrates that the liberal and socialist theories have not addressed the issue of national minorities which threatens peace and stability in most African countries. The author investigates the form of democratic engineering that would harmonise ethnic relations and guard against ethnic discrimination and violence. He explores the consociational and integrative theories to identify a suitable democratic system that would stabilise Rwanda and Burundi. He analyses the pros and the cons of the present options adopted by Rwanda and Burundi to address the question of ethnicity and also assesses the potential of a number of other solutions.

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“An essential contribution to finding a democratic solution to the ethnic conflicts in Rwanda and Burundi."

Professor Hanspeter Kriesi, Universität Zürich, Institut für Politikwissenschaft

About the Author

Jean-Marie Kagabo

Jean-Marie Kagabo works for the United Nations. Before joining the UN, he worked for international NGOs on strengthening the capacity of African civil society institutions in the area of conflict management. He also worked as a lecturer at the National University of Rwanda. 

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