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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $24.69
  • July 2000
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-97481-2
  • 320 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide

From Voting to Violence

Democratization and Nationalist Conflict


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Jack L. Snyder (Author, Columbia University)


In his new book, Jack Snyder focuses his clear logic on a pressing issue of our times: nationalism.

From Voting to Violence examines the ways in which democratization can exacerbate nationalist fervor and ethnic conflict if the conditions promoting a successful transition are not in place. The book argues that international organizations sometimes cause more conflict than they avert in their rush to establish democratic governments and punish outgoing leaders. Snyder closes by prescribing policies that can make democratic transitions less dangerous and allow fledgling democracies to flourish.