Mauritius: An Example of the Role of Constitutions in Development

32 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2012  

Adam Aft

George Mason University - School of Law, Alumni

Daniel Sacks

Mercatus Center

Date Written: Fall 2010

Abstract

Even in the twenty-first century, violence and death followed elections in Africa and elsewhere in the developing world. Though post-electoral conflict and violence has a number of possible causes and plausible explanations, this article examines the island nation of Mauritius and considers the role that the structure of its electoral systems play in lessening post-electoral ethnic violence, and suggests these systems as a possible model for other countries in the developing world. Most urgently, this article considers what lessons Mauritius may provide for Haiti, an island nation in the developing world with very pressing needs after the January 2010 earthquake.

Keywords: Constitution, negative rights, positive rights, Mauritius, Haiti

Suggested Citation

Aft, Adam and Sacks, Daniel, Mauritius: An Example of the Role of Constitutions in Development (Fall 2010). University of Miami International & Comparative Law Review, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2001124

Adam Aft (Contact Author)

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Daniel Sacks

Mercatus Center ( email )

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