From Afghanistan and Iraq to Haiti, Cote d'Ivoire, and Egypt, ill-timed, fraudulent, or poorly managed elections have led to discord, violence, and even regime change. While much of the international community views elections as a critical milestone in the stabilization of war-torn societies, Elections in Dangerous Places shows how flawed elections can act as democracy in reverse and diminish political legitimacy and stable governance.
Cover Contents Acknowledgments Contributors Introduction: Electoral Democracy and the Paradoxes of Peacebuilding PART ONE: ELECTIONS IN CONFLICT SITUATIONS: AN OVERVIEW 1 Understanding Elections in Conflict Situations PART TWO: LESSONS LEARNED FROM COUNTRY SITUATIONS 2 Elections and the Future of Afghanistan 3 Iraq's Conflicted Transition to Democracy: Analyzing Elections in a Violent Society 4 Democracy in Africa: Rumours of Its Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated 5 Elections, Governance, and Secession in Sudan 6 Election-Related Conflict Resolution Mechanisms: The 2006 Elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 7 Dying to Win: Elections, Political Violence, and Institutional Decay in Kenya 8 Lessons Learned and Forgotten: The International Community and Electoral Conflict Management in Kenya PART THREE: POLICY AND PRACTICE IN ELECTORAL CONFLICT MANAGEMENT 9 Merging Conflict Management with Electoral Practice: The IFES Experience 10 Preventing and Mitigating Election-Related Conflict and Violence: The Role of Electoral Justice 11 Electoral Dispute Resolution: A Personal Perspective PART FOUR: CANADA'S ROLE IN INTERNATIONAL DEMOCRACY PROMOTION 12 Is Democracy Promotion "Globaloney" or a Categorical Imperative? 13 Ongoing Dilemmas of Democratization: Canada and Afghanistan Conclusion: An Ounce of Prevention: Preliminary Implications for Policy and Practice Notes.
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Print version: Gillies, David Elections in Dangerous Places