Political Parties in Conflict-Prone Societies: Regulation, Engineering and Democratic Development

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Well-functioning political parties are essential components of democracy. They organize voters, articulate interests, and craft policy alternatives. They recruit and socialize new candidates for office and set policymaking agendas. They integrate disparate groups and individuals into the democratic process. And they provide the basis for coordinated electoral and legislative activity. But political parties in many developing democracies remain weak and underdeveloped, often based on personal, ethnic, or regional ...

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Overview

Well-functioning political parties are essential components of democracy. They organize voters, articulate interests, and craft policy alternatives. They recruit and socialize new candidates for office and set policymaking agendas. They integrate disparate groups and individuals into the democratic process. And they provide the basis for coordinated electoral and legislative activity. But political parties in many developing democracies remain weak and underdeveloped, often based on personal, ethnic, or regional ties rather than on national interests.

As more countries determine their leaders through multiparty elections than ever before, many fledgling democracies seek to shape the development of political parties and party systems by regulating the way parties can form, organize, and behave. This volume examines the growing trend toward promoting stable and inclusive political parties through regulation and engineering in conflict-prone young democracies around the world.

Regions examined are Southeast Asia, Central and Southeastern Europe, Latin America, the Pacific Islands, and Southern and East Africa.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789280811575
  • Publisher: United Nations University Press
  • Publication date: 9/27/2008
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Benjamin Reilly is director of the Centre for Democratic Institutions and professor of political science in the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University. Per Nordlund is senior program manager for International IDEA's initiative on Research and Dialogue with Political Parties.

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Table of Contents

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Pt. I Introduction 1

1 Introduction Benjamin Reilly Reilly, Benjamin 3

2 Party regulation and constitutionalization: A comparative overview Ingrid van Biezen van Biezen, Ingrid 25

3 Comparative strategies of political party regulation Matthijs Bogaards Bogaards, Matthijs 48

Pt. II Regional experiences 67

4 Political engineering and party regulation in Southeast Asia Allen Hicken Hicken, Allen 69

5 Regulating minority parties in Central and South-Eastern Europe Florian Bieber Bieber, Florian 95

6 Political parties in conflict-prone societies in Latin America Matthias Caton Caton, Matthias Fernando Tuesta Soldevilla Soldevilla, Fernando Tuesta 126

7 Party regulation in Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America: The effect on minority representation and the propensity for conflict Johanna Kristin Birnir Birnir, Johanna Kristin 158

8 Party regulation and political engineering in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific islands Henry Okole Okole, Henry 182

9 Party regulations, nation-building and party systems in southern and east Africa Denis K. Kadima Kadima, Denis K. 201

Pt. III Thematic perspectives 221

10 Party regulation and democratization: Challenges for further research Iain McMenamin McMenamin, Iain 223

11 Party regulation in conflict-prone societies: More dangers than opportunities? Vicky Randall Randall, Vicky 242

12 International support for political party development in war-torn societies Krishna Kumar Kumar, Krishna Jeroen de Zeeuw de Zeeuw, Jeroen 261

13 Conclusion Per Nordlund Nordlund, Per 286

Index 306

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