Title: Post-konfliktní Rwanda: země tisíce kopců v šedé zóně mezi demokracií a autoritářstvím?
Authors: Schmiedl, Martin
Šmolík, Vojtěch
Citation: Akta Fakulty filozofické Západočeské univerzity v Plzni. 2017, č. 1, s. 55-74.
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
Document type: článek
article
URI: http://ff.zcu.cz/research/edicni-cinnost/acta/archiv/2017/
http://hdl.handle.net/11025/26215
ISSN: 1802-0364 (print)
2336-6346 (online)
Keywords: Rwanda;Rwandská vlastenecká fronta;Paul Kagame;demokracie;konkurenční autoritářství;volby;občanské svobody;nerovné podmínky
Keywords in different language: Rwanda;Rwandan patriotic front;Paul Kagame;democracy;competitive authoritarianism;elections;civil liberties;uneven playing field
Abstract in different language: In 1994, acts of genocide in Rwanda claimed the lives of almost one million people. After peace was established, a new provisional regime was put in place. For nine years after, the country was ruled by a provisional government led by the Rwandan Patriotic Front, a former rebel group transformed into a political party. The head of the new party was Paul Kagame. Since 2003, Rwanda has been showing significant economic growth. Contrary to this prosperity, the regime has begun to transform from democracy into authoritarianism. Although the country has never become fully authoritarian, it is now stuck in a “grey zone” of hybrid regimes. This paper provides an analysis of the hybrid aspects of the Rwandan regime under the theoretical concept of competitive authoritarianism coined by Stephen Levitsky and Lucan Way in 2002. This paper draws the conclusion that Rwanda fulfills all necessary criteria of competitive authoritarianism and is likely to converge into full authoritarianism.
Rights: © Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
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