The PAW-Network is delighted to announce the publication of this new volume by PAW-Network members, co-edited by John Ishiyama and Gyda Sindre, published by Routledge’s Democratization and Autocratization Studies series.
This book, which consists of 14 substantive chapters, an introduction and a conclusion, provides a systematic overview and in-depth analysis of the long term 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 studies of political parties.
The book consists of single and comparative case studies spanning all regions of the world including in South and Southeast Asia, the MENA region, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Balkans and Western Europe. A concluding chapter offers a theoretical framework through which to analyse how rebel group successor parties impact on post-war politics, democracy and democratisation.
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
All abstracts are available here.
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’: The cases of Hamas and Hezbollah
5. The Struggle for Political Stability and Governance in Northern Ireland after the Peace Process: The role of Sinn Féin and the IRA
6. The KLA successor parties and the spoils of peace in Kosovo
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
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
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
Part 3: Rebel group inclusion and political stability
12. Political Parties in De Facto States: Links with External Patrons
13. The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front: Coalition Dynamics and Post-War Politics
14. Contingency, Inclusion, and Democracy: A Critical Analysis of Jamyat-e- Islami in the Afghan State Building Process
15. Virtual Politics, post-Islamism and authoritarian Inertia in post-conflict Tajikistan
16. Conclusion: Towards a theory of rebel group inclusion and democratisation
John Ishiyama and Gyda Sindre