Political party formation by former armed opposition groups after civil war

  title={Political party formation by former armed opposition groups after civil war},
  author={Carrie Manning and Ian O. Smith},
  pages={972 - 989}
ABSTRACT Under what conditions are rebel groups successfully incorporated into democratic politics when civil war ends? Using an original cross-national, longitudinal dataset, we examine political party formation by armed opposition groups over a 20-year period, from 1990 to 2009. We find that former armed opposition groups form parties in more than half of our observations. A rebel group’s pre-war political experience, characteristics of the war and how it ended outweigh factors such as the… 

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