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The Resource Democracy in divided societies : electoral engineering for conflict management, Benjamin Reilly

Democracy in divided societies : electoral engineering for conflict management, Benjamin Reilly

Label
Democracy in divided societies : electoral engineering for conflict management
Title
Democracy in divided societies
Title remainder
electoral engineering for conflict management
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Reilly
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Democracy is inherently difficult in societies with deep ethnic cleavages. Elections in such societies can encourage extremist ethnic appeals, zero-sum political behaviour and ethnic conflict, and consequently often lead to the breakdown of democracy. Reilly examines the potential of 'electoral engineering' as a mechanism of conflict management in divided societies. He focusses on the little-known experience of a number of divided societies which have used preferential, vote-pooling electoral systems - such as Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Northern Ireland, Estonia and Fiji - as well as other experiments in Europe, North America and Australia. He shows that electoral systems which encourage bargaining between rival political actors, which promote the development of broad-based political parties and which present politicians with incentives to attract votes from a range of ethnic groups can encourage the development of moderate, accommodatory political competition even in the most divided societies."--Book jacket
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Reilly, Ben
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Theories of institutional design
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  • Elections
  • Conflict management
  • Democracy
Label
Democracy in divided societies : electoral engineering for conflict management, Benjamin Reilly
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral--Australian National University)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 194-214) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Electoral engineering and conflict management in divided societies (I): Fiji and Sri Lanka compared
  • 6.
  • Electoral engineering and conflict management in divided societies (II): Northern Ireland, Estonia and beyond
  • 7.
  • Technical variations and the theory of preference voting
  • 8.
  • Conclusion: assessing the evidence
  • 1.
  • Introduction: democracy in divided societies
  • 2.
  • The historical development of preferential voting
  • 3.
  • Centripetal incentives and political engineering in Australia
  • 4.
  • The rise and fall of centripetalism in Papua New Guinea
Control code
6076990
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 217 p.
Isbn
9780521793230
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2001025238
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (DLC) 2001025238
  • 6076990
  • (BNAtoc) 2001025238
  • (NLNZils)673758
Label
Democracy in divided societies : electoral engineering for conflict management, Benjamin Reilly
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral--Australian National University)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 194-214) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Electoral engineering and conflict management in divided societies (I): Fiji and Sri Lanka compared
  • 6.
  • Electoral engineering and conflict management in divided societies (II): Northern Ireland, Estonia and beyond
  • 7.
  • Technical variations and the theory of preference voting
  • 8.
  • Conclusion: assessing the evidence
  • 1.
  • Introduction: democracy in divided societies
  • 2.
  • The historical development of preferential voting
  • 3.
  • Centripetal incentives and political engineering in Australia
  • 4.
  • The rise and fall of centripetalism in Papua New Guinea
Control code
6076990
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 217 p.
Isbn
9780521793230
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2001025238
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (DLC) 2001025238
  • 6076990
  • (BNAtoc) 2001025238
  • (NLNZils)673758

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