On Democracy's Sustainability - Transition in Guinea-Bissau

Sida Studies no. 4

Sida Studies
Lars Rudebeck
A report in the Sida Studies series. In his study of recent developments in Guinea-Bissau, Lars Rudebeck seeks to investigate how democratic rule emerges and functions in real life. His analysis extends far beyond the multi-party system and election procedures as he discusses contrasts in people's perceptions of democracy. He assesses their access to influential structures, the roles of civil and political society, of the military, and of international assistance and argues that complex power structures need to be addressed if democracy is to be consolidated.

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