Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Governments of National Unity: Analyzing Conditions Influencing Dissolution

This report analyzes the factors that contribute to or inhibit peaceful dissolution of governments of national unity. Governments of national unity have a unique ability to unify past aggressors in a common vision for the future and usher in a new era of peace and stability. The authors use a literature review, survival analysis, and case studies to model how governments of national unity — negotiated settlements between opposing parties, intended to end or forestall conflict — successfully and peacefully transition to more permanent forms of government. The report offers four policy alternatives.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Workshop in International Public Affairs, Public Affairs 860, taught by Melanie Manion in Spring 2015
  • Author(s): Allison Sambo, Dylan Blake, Joel Lashmore, Michelle Duren, Olivia Butler, Ryan Dunk, and Katie Jenkins
  • Client Name: U.S. Government Office of South Asia Analysis