Date Thesis Awarded


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Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)


International Relations


Paula M. Pickering

Committee Members

Rani D. Mullen

Abdul-Karim Rafeq


This thesis is primarily a study of the effect of consociational arrangements on shared governance in post-conflict societies. Specifically, I look into how the formality of minority vetoes in consociational parliaments affects the level of inter-ethnoreligious political party cooperation in the legislative process. My two case studies, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Lebanon, were chosen based on the presence of formal (written) or informal (implicit) minority vetoes in their consociational parliaments, respectively. I find that the formality of a minority veto does in fact play a role in differentiating the legislative processes in these two consociational governments, such that Bosnia-Herzegovina suffers more legislative inefficiency in comparison to Lebanon.

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Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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