Internal party democracy in former rebel parties
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Intraparty democracy is considered an important feature of former rebel movements’ adaptation to democracy more generally. What conditions intraparty democracy in former rebel parties? This article traces internal debates about and organizational adaptation to intraparty democracy in Partai Aceh (Indonesia) and Fretilin (East Timor), paying specific attention to the interaction between party leaderships and the wider rebel organization. Leaning on theories of party change and organization, the article finds that even in the presence of formal procedures that prescribe inclusive decision-making, the nature and persistence of decentralized wartime command structures and relative strength and dependence on these networks limits intraparty democracy.
CitationSindre GM. Internal party democracy in former rebel parties. Party Politics. 2016;22(4):501-511
SubjectPolitiske partier / Political PartiesFretilinintraparty democracypartai acehpost-civil war partiesrebel parties
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