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Political Parties in the System of Settlement of Ethno-Political Conflicts: The Case of Transnistria

Type: Text

Title: Political Parties in the System of Settlement of Ethno-Political Conflicts

Subtitle: The Case of Transnistria

Creator: Anatoliy Dirun

DOI: 10.15457/cp_1_100-109

Date of Publication: 19.02.2018

License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Language: English

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Description: Ethno-political conflicts are vital factors for regional security. Due to their complexity, they often acquire a protracted character in the process of their settlement. The settlement of protracted conflicts through political means is a crucial challenge for scholars in the field of conflict research and political science in general. This paper argues that the stability and effectiveness of the conflicting parties’ institutions play an essential role in conflict resolution. Institutions ensure both, the stability of the conflicting sides and the stability of the relations between them. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the relationship between the development of political parties in Transnistria and the implementation of social and economic reforms in the republic. I argue that the lack of programmatic vision to modernise political institutions and the party system limits the possibilities for the leadership in Tiraspol to stabilise the sociopolitical system in Transnistria. This shortcoming destabilises institutions in Transnistria and negatively affect the Moldovian-Transnistrian settlement process.

Geographical Area: Transnistria, Moldova

Keywords: political parties, political institutions, electoral system, Transnistria, protracted conflicts, de facto states

Structured recordings: Relitz, Sebastian (ed.): Obstacles and Opportunities for Dialogue and Cooperation in Protracted Conflicts. Regensburg: Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), 2018. ISBN: 978-3-945232-01-9. http://doi.org/10.15457/cp_1.

Citation: Dirun, Anatoliy (2018): Political Parties in the System of Settlement of Ethno-Political Conflicts: The Case of Transnistria. Version: 1. Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS). Text. http://doi.org/10.15457/cp_1_100-109.