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Unformatted text preview: consensus upon which power-sharing is based and can ultimately contribute to regime collapse. This does not contradict Lijphart as this theory is based on Lijphart's theory that the elite consensus is a crucial factor for stable democracies to exist in divided societies. Also, Seaver's theory and Lijphart's theory are both supported by the case of Lebanon and the Lebonese civil war. What can developed western countries do to protect themselves from failed states and/or prevent their failure? What can be done to facilitate the transition from an authoritarian regime to a democracy and help developing countries become democracies rather than authoritarian regimes?...
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- Spring '08