Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Gagauzia and Moldova: Experiences in Power-sharing

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Power-sharing in post-communist, transitional settings will be accepted only in those exceptional cases when it appears to be the only way to avoid dangers of social disruption, armed conflict, and chaos. When the imminent dangers seem to have vanished, the implementation of power-sharing may well stall and new tensions develop, which is precisely what has happened to power-sharing arrangement between Gagauzia and Moldova. In 2002, the Gagauzian autonomous region was facing challenges not only in its relations with the central government but also internally because of political confrontation between the People's Assembly and Executive Committee of Gagauzia. The experience of power-sharing between Moldova and Gagauzia has displayed a pattern of recurrent need of international assistance at different levels, whenever the disagreements between the two sides tended to escalate into serious dispute due to contradictory interpretations of the 1994 Law and/or because its implementation was perceived as wrong by one side.

Keywords: 1994 law; armed conflict; central government; Executive Committee of Gagauzia; Gagauzia and Moldova; international assistance; People's Assembly; power-sharing arrangement; social disruption



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Settling Self-Determination Disputes — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation