Publication:
The illusion of Afghanistan's electoral representative democracy: the cases of Afghan presidential and national legislative elections

Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Authors
Johnson, Thomas H.
Subjects
Afghanistan
Afghan Presidential and Wolesi Jirga elections
Single non-transferable vote (SNTV)
Election fraud
Ethno-linguistic block-voting
Advisors
Date of Issue
2018
Date
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Group
Language
Abstract
This article is the latest in a series of published articles systematically examining Afghan Presidential and legislative elections. Structural problems including fraud, ethno-linguistic block voting, and the Single Non-Transferable Vote have had significant impacts on the development of Afghan democratic elections. The challenge now facing the current Afghan government and future elections is the daunting task of uniting the Afghan people while not repeating the electoral mistakes of the past. The tricky balancing act of fostering an overarching national identity without being perceived as privileging particular identities requires strong leadership and a willingness to challenge traditional ethnic, linguistic, and religious norms when need be. Karzai and Ghani Administrations have seriously failed relative to this dynamic.
Type
Article
Description
The article of record as published may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09592318.1404771
Series/Report No
Department
National Security Affairs
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
Identifiers
NPS Report Number
Sponsors
Funder
Format
38 p.
Citation
Thomas H. Johnson (2018) The Illusion of Afghanistan’s Electoral Representative Democracy: The Cases of Afghan Presidential and National Legislative Elections, Small Wars & Insurgencies, 29:1, 1-37.
Distribution Statement
Rights
This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
Collections