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dc.contributor.advisorHalladay, Carolyn C.
dc.contributor.advisorMatei, Florina Cristiana
dc.contributor.authorZubair, Ahmed
dc.dateDec-13
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-18T23:39:24Z
dc.date.available2014-02-18T23:39:24Z
dc.date.issued2013-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/39043
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the consolidation of democracy in the Maldives and challenges it faced during its first five years of democratic life with special emphasis on the circumstances that led to the premature resignation of the first democratically-elected head of state, President Mohamed Nasheed. It analyzes the political history of Maldives and the role of military in the society. A long history of authoritarian rule and the very sudden transfer to a democratic system left many institutions to be reformed democratically in the due course. In an effort to hasten the reform process, the ambitious new president unfortunately at times resorted to undemocratic means, especially using the military. His actions surpassed his authority resulting in the public demand for his resignation, and in the midst of many calamitous events that took place during the last few days of his presidency, President Nasheed resigned casting a cloud of doubt over the fate of democracy in the Maldives. This study concludes that despite the many challenges the infant democracy of Maldives has faced, it overcame them all by the role played by local institutions. Thus, Maldives is thriving as a democratic success story.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleChallenges to the consolidation of democracy: a case study of the Maldivesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorRoad to democracyen_US
dc.subject.authorEfforts to consolidate democracyen_US
dc.subject.authorChallenges to consolidate democracyen_US
dc.subject.authorResignation of President Nasheed and the allegationsen_US
dc.subject.authorMilitary and its role in the society and politicsen_US
dc.subject.authorPresident Waheed and the continuation of democracy.en_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, Maldives National Defence Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster Of Arts In Security Studies (Combating Terrorism: Policy And Strategy)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Combating Terrorism: Policy And Strategy)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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