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The limits of electoral engineering in divided societies

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dc.contributor.author Salloukh, Bassel
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-05T13:42:25Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-05T13:42:25Z
dc.date.copyright 2006
dc.date.issued 2015-11-05
dc.identifier.issn 0008-4239 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2444
dc.description.abstract Electoral engineering determines prospects for centripetal politics in postconflict societies. Lebanon's postwar elections have been contested by interethnic electoral alliances in multi-ethnic electoral districts. Interethnic coalitions, vote pooling and bargaining have structured the results of these elections, as have the electoral laws demarcating the boundaries of electoral districts. Democratization, peace building and ethnic harmony have been the main victims of these cross-ethnic alliances, however. This paper seeks to explain this Lebanese puzzle by examining the institutional determinants of cross-ethnic electoral alliances in the 1992, 1996 and 2000 parliamentary elections. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The limits of electoral engineering in divided societies en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle elections in postwar Lebanon en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200603436 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Canadian Journal of Political Science en_US
dc.journal.volume 39 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.article.pages 635-655 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0008423906060185 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Salloukh, B. F. (2006). The limits of electoral engineering in divided societies: elections in postwar Lebanon. Canadian Journal of Political Science, 39(03), 635-655. en_US
dc.author.email bassel.salloukh@lau.edu.lb


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