Elections in Dangerous Places: Democracy and the Paradoxes of Peacebuilding (Hardback)
  • Elections in Dangerous Places: Democracy and the Paradoxes of Peacebuilding (Hardback)
zoom

Elections in Dangerous Places: Democracy and the Paradoxes of Peacebuilding (Hardback)

(author)
£88.00
Hardback 344 Pages / Published: 01/08/2011
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Through a series of frank and incisive case studies of conflicted countries, contributors' chapters challenge the centrality and timing of elections as a key pillar of reconstruction at a war's end. They underline the dangers in rushing elections, compromising principles, and lowering the bar for what constitutes free and fair elections in situations of conflict. The authors also underline the economic cost of elections in uncertain political situations and argue that global taxpayers, who must bear the burden, are justified in questioning the value of ill-timed elections. A candid and important study of political turmoil, Elections in Dangerous Places provides valuable lessons and practical advice on how to better mitigate conflict and violence before, during, and after highly charged elections. Contributors include Thomas S. Axworthy (Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation), Stephen Brown (University of Ottawa), David Gillies (The North-South Institute, Ottawa), Christian R. Hennemeyer (Bridging the Divide), Lisa Kammerud (International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Washington, DC), Johann Kriegler (Electoral Complaints Commission, Afghanistan and IFES Executive Advisory Council), Marc A. Lemieux (University of Ottawa), Khalid Mustafa Medani (McGill University), Susanne D. Mueller (Visiting Researcher at Boston University's African Studies Center), Ben Reilly (Australian National University and Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies), Gerald J. Schmitz (M.A., University of Saskatchewan; PhD, Carleton University), Sara Staino (International IDEA), Vincent Tohbi (graduate, National Administration School, Abidjan, Ivory Coast), Francesc Vendrell (Princeton University), and Eugenia Zorbas (Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade).

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
ISBN: 9780773539358
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Politics of English Nationhood
Added to basket
UKIP
Added to basket
£18.99
Hardback
Redemption Song
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Battle for Britain
Added to basket
The Scottish Suffragettes
Added to basket
Adams vs. Jefferson
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Race of a Lifetime
Added to basket
Double Down
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box
Added to basket
Public Choice III
Added to basket
Better Than Sex
Added to basket
A Song of their Own
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
How to Win an Election
Added to basket
Elections and Voters in Britain
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.