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Afghanistan, Iraq and post-conflict governance [electronic resource] : Damoclean democracy? / edited by Imtiaz Hussain.

Contributor(s): Hussain, A. Imtiaz, 1953-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: International studies in sociology and social anthropology: v. 113.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 308 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789004184350 (electronic bk.); 900418435X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Democratization -- Afghanistan | Democratization -- Iraq | Democracy -- Afghanistan | Democracy -- Iraq | Afghanistan -- Politics and government -- 2001- | Iraq -- Politics and government -- 2003- | Comparative government | 2001- | 2003- | Afghanistan | Democracy | Democratization | Iraq | Politics and government | Political Science | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- General | Demokratisierung | Afghanistan | IrakGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Afghanistan, Iraq and post-conflict governance.DDC classification: 320.9567 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
List of Illustrations; List of Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; 1. Afghanistan & Iraq, Democracy & the United States: Between Rocks and Hard Places; 2. Hyphenating Democracy: Germany, Japan, & the Conflict Thesis; 3. Embracing Democracy: Afghanistan, Iraq, & Prior U.S. Considerations; 4. Blindfolding Democracy: Blueprinting Ballots From Bullets; 5. Sine qua non democracy: Afghan-Iraq Symmetries & C.P.A. as Oddball; 6. Ad Hoc Democracy: Troubled Waters Too Deep, Bridges Too Few; 7. Constitutional Democracy: Afghanistan's Paper Tiger & Iraq's Pigeon Clay.
Summary: Much has been written about democratizing Afghanistan and Iraq, yet a clear-cut, theoretically-enriching, and empirically thick comparative analysis remains overdue for societies as divided as these two. To partly fill in the vacuum, this book utilizes various theories and stages of international negotiations (which catalyzed democratization in both cases) in interpreting both cases, while also distinguishing between endogenous and exogenous democratization forces. How electoral democracy came about in both cases is traced from the negotiating table through at least 4 stages and 6 chapters.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-293) and index.

List of Illustrations; List of Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; 1. Afghanistan & Iraq, Democracy & the United States: Between Rocks and Hard Places; 2. Hyphenating Democracy: Germany, Japan, & the Conflict Thesis; 3. Embracing Democracy: Afghanistan, Iraq, & Prior U.S. Considerations; 4. Blindfolding Democracy: Blueprinting Ballots From Bullets; 5. Sine qua non democracy: Afghan-Iraq Symmetries & C.P.A. as Oddball; 6. Ad Hoc Democracy: Troubled Waters Too Deep, Bridges Too Few; 7. Constitutional Democracy: Afghanistan's Paper Tiger & Iraq's Pigeon Clay.

Much has been written about democratizing Afghanistan and Iraq, yet a clear-cut, theoretically-enriching, and empirically thick comparative analysis remains overdue for societies as divided as these two. To partly fill in the vacuum, this book utilizes various theories and stages of international negotiations (which catalyzed democratization in both cases) in interpreting both cases, while also distinguishing between endogenous and exogenous democratization forces. How electoral democracy came about in both cases is traced from the negotiating table through at least 4 stages and 6 chapters.

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