Postkonflikt Rwanda

Sune Rahbek Thuesen, Svante Aasbjerg Thygesen, Mads Damgaard Petersen & Emilie Marie Vogelius David

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The purpose of this project is to examine the political structure in Rwanda and how this is challenged by the conflict between the two ethnic groups; Hutu and Tutsi. Who historically has been excluding each other from power and political influence. The analysis will be based on this division between Hutu and Tutsi and the genocide in 1994, in which hundreds of thousands were murdered. It has been found relevant to take a look at the Rwandan history, because this has a great impact on Rwanda today. Afterwards we will be looking at whether or not Rwanda can be categorised as a democracy. We seek achieve do this by using Robert Dahl's theories on democracy. Following the analysis of the political structure in Rwanda we will analyse, how Bachrachs and Baratzs theory on indirect power, here used in the context of two filters of power and their influence on the policy-process, is affecting the distribution of power in Rwanda. At the end of the project there will be a discussion on whether or not Rwanda can be considered as a stable country or a new violent conflict may occur in the future.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato20 dec. 2012
VejledereAnders Peter Hansen


  • Ethnicity
  • Post conflict
  • Rwanda
  • Genocide