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Understanding Armed Groups and Party Politics
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3210-8609
2016 (English)In: Civil Wars, ISSN 1369-8249, E-ISSN 1743-968X, Vol. 18, no 2, 109-117 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Political parties with an armed history are not unusual, yet how these groups function in politics after the transition has largely been ignored. This special issue examines armed groups in party politics, using single and comparative case studies. The introduction forwards five recommendations for future research: (1) We need to see more comparisons across taken for granted boundaries; (2) the consequences for democracy should figure more prominently in our analysis of armed groups; (3) think more critically about standards and conceptual tools; (4) critically examine the interaction between levels of analysis; and (5) methodological pluralism would enrich the field.

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2016. Vol. 18, no 2, 109-117 p.
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Political Science
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Peace and Conflict Research; Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-297933DOI: 10.1080/13698249.2016.1205559ISI: 000392701400001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-297933DiVA: diva2:943976
Available from: 2016-06-28 Created: 2016-06-28 Last updated: 2017-03-10Bibliographically approved

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