History and Peacebuilding: The Role of Authoritarianism and Colonialism in Serbia and Rwanda

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dc.contributor.advisor Ray, Carina
dc.contributor.author Clark, Bethany
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-22T20:25:01Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-22T20:25:01Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/33889
dc.description.abstract This thesis studies the role histories of colonialism and authoritarianism had in effecting the types of peacebuilding processes that developed in Serbia and Rwanda after their conflicts in the 1990s. It contends that while Serbia’s history developed into a society that depended on civil society networks to act as a bridge between the population and the government, Rwanda’s created a society where the population depended on central authority. As a result, in the wake of conflict Serbian society depended on that history of civil society to foster healing and reconciliation, but Rwanda fell upon its history of central authority involving itself in culture and cultural institutions. As a result, Serbia’s civil society forms the vast majority of peacebuilding programs, but in Rwanda the government focuses on legal procedures and national programs. This thesis concludes that while both models of peacebuilding have benefits, one without the other cannot bring true reconciliation.
dc.description.sponsorship Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Brandeis University
dc.relation.ispartofseries Brandeis University Theses and Dissertations
dc.rights Copyright by Bethany Clark 2017
dc.title History and Peacebuilding: The Role of Authoritarianism and Colonialism in Serbia and Rwanda
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department Graduate Program in Global Studies
dc.degree.name MA
dc.degree.level Masters
dc.degree.discipline Global Studies
dc.degree.grantor Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences


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