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Elections in Dangerous Places

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Elections in Dangerous Places

Published: August 2, 2011

This book is a product of NSI’s work on fragile and conflict-afflicted states and reveals how flawed elections can act as democracy in reverse and diminish political legitimacy and stable governance. Authors of the various 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.

Published by McGill-Queens University Press (MQUP), this book can be purchased through MQUP, or at many leading bookstores.

Edited by: David Gillies