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Designing elections in conflict-prone divided societies: the case of South Sudan

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Dreef, Sofie; Wagner, Wolfgang

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Corporate Editor Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung
Abstract "Elections can contribute to peacebuilding by ensuring the representation of formerly excluded groups in parliament. When hurried and poorly designed, however, elections can also threaten the precarious peace in divided countries. This study focuses on the three main features of electoral design that crucially influence the success or failure of elections in conflict-prone divided societies: timing and sequencing, electoral administration, and electoral systems. It goes beyond purely scholarly debates and translates the general insights into specific policy recommendations for the parliamentary elections scheduled for 2015 in South Sudan; the first elections since the country torn by ethnopolitical conflict gained independence in 2011." (author's abstract)
Keywords South Sudan; peacekeeping; parliamentary election; electoral system; minority; ethnic relations; ethnic conflict; political system; East Africa
Classification Peace and Conflict Research, International Conflicts, Security Policy; Political System, Constitution, Government
Document language English
Publication Year 2013
City Frankfurt am Main
Page/Pages 37 p.
Series PRIF Reports, 122
ISBN 978-3-942532-57-0
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications