I am currently in the process of completing two book projects, one monograph and one edited volume that are nearing completion in 2020.
Monograph: From Guerrilla Politics to Party Politics 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.
Edited book: I am co-editing the book Rebel group inclusion and the effects on democratisation (with John Ishiyama). In this book, we explore downstream, long-term effects of rebel group inclusion on democratisation. Inclusion of former armed movements into politics is often perceived as a necessary step towards deepening democracy through enhancing the representation of formerly excluded groups. At other times, rebel group inclusion is a necessary step towards stability, but that this peace is not necessarily a “democratic” one. This book provides a first systematic overview and in-depth analysis of the effects of rebel group inclusion on democracy following the end of civil war. The book contains 15 chapters with single and comparative case studies of post-rebel political parties in Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.