Derailing Democracy in Afghanistan, Elections in an Unstable Political Landscape


This volume shows how Afghan elections since 2004 have threatened to derail the country’s fledgling democracy. Examining presidential, parliamentary, and provincial council elections and conducting interviews with more than one hundred candidates, officials, community leaders, and voters, the text shows how international approaches to Afghan elections have misunderstood the role of local actors, who have hijacked elections in their favor, alienated communities, undermined representative processes, and fueled insurgency, fostering a dangerous disillusionment among Afghan voters.

Author: Noah Coburn, Anna Larson
ISBN: 9780231166201
Binding: Hardback
Published Year: 2014
Pages: 304
Language: English

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Weight 0.88 kg
Dimensions 24.6 × 17.8 × 2.3 cm