Democracy in Rwanda Case Study by Jay Writtings LLC

Democracy in Rwanda
A case study analysis of democracy in Rwanda - its history, development, Western-style application and sustainability.
# 119711 | 6,638 words | 35 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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This paper critically analyzes democracy in Rwanda. It discusses this democracy through its history, development and application in the Western world. The paper examines the success of democracy in non-Western, traditionally non-democratic societies and questions the practicability of implementing Western-style democracy in these societies and cultures. The paper uses Rwanda as a case example of the feasibility of democracy succeeding in a non-Western society. The paper concludes by forecasting the chances of democratic sustainability in Rwanda, looking at how its chances could be improved and explaining why the international community should care about its success.

Table of Contents:
Democracy's Historic Development, Application and Practicability
The Development of Democracy in Rwanda
The Need for International Involvement for Successful Rwandan Democracy
Conclusion: AIDS and Debt Relief as the Key to Democratic Stability in Rwanda

From the Paper:

"The other camp, those who believe that debt should be relieved unconditionally and that democracy should grow from the national level, would argue that Diamond's approach is forcing westernized democracy on a very non-western culture. This returns us to the fundamental question of whether democracy, as we know, is even possible in non-western Africa? Most would argue that democracy is possible anywhere where the people want to be free and rule for themselves. However, people cannot be empowered when dieing from AIDS and living in poverty. They must only concern themselves with their own well-being, it is just simpler to let the government, no matter how corrupt, worry about "the big picture". However, by simply forgiving debts and assisting in the fight against HIV and AIDS, the people will slowly become empowered; first at home, then in their communities, and then at the national level."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Agence France-Presse (1999): Rwanda-AIDS: 130,000 Under 13 are HIV Positive in Rwanda;
  • Aristotle (1932): Politics; Harvard University Press.
  • BBC News (2002): Saddam "Wins 100%" of Vote; BBC News World Edition
  • Benamin, J.A. (1996): AIDS Prevention for Refugees; AIDSCA Electronic Library.
  • Bollinger, Lori (1999): The Economic Impact of AIDS in Rwanda; The Futures Group International

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