From War to Democracy: Dilemmas of Peacebuilding / Edition 1

From War to Democracy: Dilemmas of Peacebuilding / Edition 1

by Anna K. Jarstad
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521885663

ISBN-13: 9780521885669

Pub. Date: 04/21/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Attempts to introduce democracy in the wake of civil war face a critical problem: how can war-torn societies move towards peace and democracy when competitive politics and hard-fought elections exacerbate social and political conflict? Through a study of six themes (peacekeeping, management of violence, power sharing, political party transformation, elections,

Overview

Attempts to introduce democracy in the wake of civil war face a critical problem: how can war-torn societies move towards peace and democracy when competitive politics and hard-fought elections exacerbate social and political conflict? Through a study of six themes (peacekeeping, management of violence, power sharing, political party transformation, elections, civil society and international reactions to democratization crises) this volume considers the dilemmas that arise in pursuing peace after civil war through processes of democratization. The contributors' research highlights the complex relationship between democratization, which is competitive, and peacebuilding or efforts to achieve reconciliation. The book offers insights into more effective action in peacebuilding in light of the short-term negative effects that democratization can introduce. It is a thought-provoking work that seeks both to advance theory and to provide policy-relevant findings to facilitate more effective and durable transitions from war to democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521885669
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/21/2008
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents


List of tables     vii
About the authors     viii
List of acronyms     xiii
Acknowledgments     xvi
Introduction   Anna K. Jarstad   Timothy D. Sisk     1
The perils of war-to-democracy transitions     15
Dilemmas of war-to-democracy transitions: theories and concepts   Anna K. Jarstad     17
The security context     37
Peacekeeping and democratization   Virginia Page Fortna     39
Violence in war-to-democracy transitions   Kristine Hoglund     80
The political process     103
Power sharing: former enemies in joint government   Anna K. Jarstad     105
When rebels change their stripes: armed insurgents in post-war politics   Mimmi Soderberg Kovacs     134
Post-war elections: uncertain turning points of transition   Benjamin Reilly     157
Civil society in war-to-democracy transitions   Roberto Belloni     182
International engagement     211
International responses to crises of democratization in war-torn societies   Peter Wallensteen     213
Peacebuilding as democratization: findings and recommendations   Timothy D. Sisk     239
References     260
Index     284

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