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Elections in Dangerous Places : Democracy and the Paradoxes of Peacebuilding.

Author/Creator:
Gillies, David.
Publication:
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2011.
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1 online resource (342 pages)
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Subjects:
Elections.
Political violence.
Conflict management.
Democracy.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
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.
Contents:
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
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Gillies, David Elections in Dangerous Places
ISBN:
9780773585744
9780773539358
OCLC:
923235611