New PAW-book! The Effects of Rebel Parties on Governance, Democracy and Stability after Civil Wars: From Guns to Governing

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 

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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