The Ethnopolitics of Elections

The Ethnopolitics of Elections

by Florian Bieber
     
 

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This volume conceptualizes the dynamics underlying electoral politics in ethnically divided societies, providing empirical evidence and analysis of recent elections in such societies on a comparative and single-case basis, including case studies of Macedonia, Slovakia, Belgium, Malaysia, Singapore, Rwanda, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago.


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This volume conceptualizes the dynamics underlying electoral politics in ethnically divided societies, providing empirical evidence and analysis of recent elections in such societies on a comparative and single-case basis, including case studies of Macedonia, Slovakia, Belgium, Malaysia, Singapore, Rwanda, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago.


Free and fair elections are one of the most fundamental characteristics of democratic systems. In ethnically divided societies, elections and the rules and regulations on which they are based assume special importance because they provide important levers to guarantee, or prevent, adequate representation of different communal groups in the key institutions of the state. Hence not only are elections contested vigorously, but also the electoral systems according to which they are conducted.


This book was previously published as a special issue of Ethnopolitics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781317997580
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/13/2013
Series:
Association for the Study of Nationalities
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
136
File size:
2 MB

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