Book

I am currently completing a research monograph From Guerrilla Politics to Party Politics. The book explores how wartime organizational dynamics and especially the relationship with civil society and ‘other’ political actors influence the transition from armed to non-armed political engagement and how these parties adapt to electoral politics. The book traces the organisational evolution of six former rebel groups in Indonesia (Aceh), Sri Lanka, Bosnia Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Nepal to assess which factors internal to the organisation impact on their relative electoral success after war has ended. Using both primary and secondary data, the book highlights the centrality of alliance building and internal debate for ideological and strategic adaptation after civil war.