The effects of rebel parties on governance, democracy and stability after civil wars: From guns to governing (edited by John Ishiyama and Gyda Sindre)

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. In 16 chapters, it examines different types of rebel groups, addressing the subject matter through the lens of three dimensions ā€“ democracy, stability, and governance ā€“ which structure the book and the individual chapters. As such, it affords a rare opportunity to bring together two heretofore separate research traditions ā€“ 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.

The Routledge Handbook on political parties (edited by Neil Carter, Dan Keith, Gyda Sindre and Sofia Vasolopoulou)

The Routledge Handbook of Political Parties provides a systematic and comprehensive overview of the study of political parties provided by leading experts in the field. 

In an era of widespread political disillusionment, political parties are often the main targets of citizen dissatisfaction, yet they are the key institutions that make democracy work. Analysing political parties in unrivalled depth and breath, with comparative thematic chapters throughout, as well as a dedicated section on political parties and party politics in specific country settings, this handbook examines and illuminates the key questions around: how parties organise; how their ideologies have evolved over time; their relationship with society; how they differentiate themselves and how they respond to new social, economic, and political developments. 

The Routledge Handbook of Political Parties is essential reading and an authoritative reference for scholars, students, researchers and practitioners involved in and actively concerned about research in the study of political parties, party systems, and party politics.

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