Settlements to civil conflict are notably difficult to secure. When they are finalized, they sometimes contain clauses that enable the combatants to participate as political parties in post-conflict elections. In this talk, Matanock will discuss her new book Electing Peace, which presents a theory that explains both the causes and the consequences of these provisions. She draws on new international data on electoral participation provisions, case studies in Central America, and interviews with representatives of all sides of the conflicts.
Aila M. Matanock is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research addresses international intervention, civil conflict, and weak states.