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The Effects of Rebel Parties on Governance, Democracy and Stability after Civil Wars
From Guns to Governing

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ISBN 9781032184081
November 30, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
320 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides a systematic overview and in-depth analysis of the effects of rebel group inclusion on democracy following the end of conflict across the globe.

It examines different types of rebel groups, addressing the subject matter through the lens of three dimensions – democracy, stability, and governance – which structure the book and the individual chapters. As such, it affords a rare opportunity to bring together two heretofore separate research traditions – conflict studies and political parties.

This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of political parties and party theory, civil wars and peacebuilding, democratization studies and state building and more broadly to comparative politics, development studies, and security studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Rebel group inclusion and post-war democratisation

John Ishiyama and Gyda M. Sindre

Part 1: Rebel group inclusion and good governance

2. The Effects of Rebel Parties on Governance: Organizational Endowments, Ideology, and Governance after Civil Wars End

John Ishiyama and Michael Christopher Marshall

3. Dynamics of post-rebel party governance in Aceh and East Timor: Balancing patronage politics and popular democracy

Gyda M. Sindre

4. From ‘Rebel Justice’ to the ‘Rule-of-Law’: Rebel Group inclusion and ‘Good Governance’

Benedetta Berti

5. The Struggle for Political Stability and Governance in Northern Ireland after the Peace Process: The role of Sinn Féin and the IRA

Matthew Whiting

6. The KLA successor parties and the spoils of peace in Kosovo

Stephan Hensell

Part 2: Rebel group inclusion and democracy

7. How does the inclusion of post-rebel parties shape democracy? Parties, elections and peace in Mozambique, 1992-2018

Carrie Manning

8. The Political Integration of Islamist Armed Groups: A Viable Path to Peace and Democracy?

Dino Krause and Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs

9. Adapting too well? Rebel reconversion and democratization in El Salvador

Ralph Sprenkels

10. Post-War Ruling Parties and their Youth Wings: How Old Rebels handle the African Millennials

Lovise Aalen, Aslak Orre, and Ragnhild L. Muriaas

11. Rebel Participation and Political Transition in Post-War Sri Lanka

Shama Ams

Part 3: Rebel group inclusion and political stability

12. Political Parties in De Facto States: Links with External Patrons

Nina Caspersen

13. The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front: Coalition Dynamics and Post-War Politics

Terrence Lyons

14. Contingency, Inclusion, and Democracy: A Critical Analysis of Jamyat-e- Islami in the Afghan State Building Process

Wahid Watanyar

15. Virtual Politics, post-Islamism and authoritarian Inertia in post-conflict Tajikistan

Tim Epkenhans

16. Conclusion: Towards a theory of rebel group inclusion and democratisation

John Ishiyama and Gyda Sindre

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John Ishiyama is a University Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas, USA.

Gyda M. Sindre is an Associate Professor in International Politics at the University of York, UK.