Can elections create democrats? Why and how do formerly armed opposition groups decide to invest in electoral politics or to undermine them? This book argues that the answer lies in the patterns of inter- and intraparty struggles created by participation in repeated elections over time.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2008|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Carrie Manning is Associate Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: Elections, Democratization and Statebuilding * Parties as Mediators of System Change *Mozambique: The Case of Renamo * Bosnia: The Croatian Democratic Union and the Serbian Democratic Party * El Salvador: The FMLN * Conclusion: Electoralism and the Making of "Democrats"