Bullets for Ballots: Electoral Participation Provisions and Enduring Peace after Civil Conflict

  title={Bullets for Ballots: Electoral Participation Provisions and Enduring Peace after Civil Conflict},
  author={Aila M. Matanock},
  journal={International Security},
Why does fighting recur following some civil conflict peace settlements, but not others? What kind of agreements are associated with more enduring peace? Post-conflict elections can often complicate and even undermine peace agreements. Agreements that contain “electoral participation provisions,” however, may help stabilize settlements and produce more enduring peace. Electoral participation provisions mandate that rebel groups be allowed to compete alongside the government in post-conflict… 

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