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