Accession Number : ADA324973
Title : Russia's War in Chechnya: Testing Democracy in the Crucible of War.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE
Personal Author(s) : Turner, James L.
PDF Url : ADA324973
Report Date : 1997
Pagination or Media Count : 156
Abstract : This thesis will argue the war in Chechnya occurred due to democratic structural weaknesses and that the cessation of hostilities in Chechnya is the result of maturing democratic norms. If this proposition is correct then this thesis would add a potential corollary to the Democratic Peace Theory which is that transitional democracies may still fight each other but will eventually seek a peaceful settlement due to emerging internal constraints.
Descriptors : *WARFARE, *RUSSIA, *DEMOCRACY, PEACETIME, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), THESES, POSTWAR.
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE