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Suriname

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Abstract

Suriname’s history seemed to have led to entirely different interplay between the ethnic groups and their formation into political parties. In the case of Suriname, for example, the experiment with a model of consociation was one which seemed to be fraught with conflict. Indeed, this chapter focuses on a number of coups in Suriname and the attempts that were introduced by way of preventative mechanisms.

Keywords

Bultler Hoefte Moore Peace Accord People’s assembly Thomas Timmermans and Moury 

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Documents

  1. Suriname March 2010 Shannon Taylor with Jessica Berns http://heller.brandeis.edu/coexistence/pdfs/country-studies/surinamecs.pdf
  2. The Political Culture of Democracy in Suriname and in the Americas, 2013: Towards Equality of Opportunity. USAID. This study was performed with support from the Program in Democracy and Governance of the United States Agency for International Development. http://www.vanderbilt.edu/lapop/suriname/Suriname_Country_Report_2012_W.pdf

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Social SciencesUniversity of the West IndiesSt. AugustineTrinidad and Tobago

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