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Democratic designs : international intervention and electoral practices in postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina

Author: Kimberley Coles
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

Examines the world of humanitarian aid workers and the processes of democratization that they put into effect in Bosnia-Herzegovina. This work is an ethnography of the practices of international  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Coles, Kimberley.
Democratic designs.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2007
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberley Coles
ISBN: 9780472099856 047209985X 9780472069859 0472069853
OCLC Number: 85822562
Description: xvii, 297 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Blueprints and builders --
Internationality --
Arrival stories --
Hyper-Bosnia : international privilege, state-building, and differentiation --
Doing nothing : the practices of passivity --
Democratic governance --
Electoral thick description --
Election day --
Electoral actants : translating voter will into political authority --
Embodied transparency : the eyes and ears of the international community --
Transparent forms and bureaucratic mechanisms of watching --
Circuits of power : jet-setters, foreign policy, and democratic works.
Responsibility: Kimberley Coles.
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Democratic Designs is a careful, detailed and thoughtful ethnography of electoral practices in one case of internationally imposed 'democracy.' Coles had access to the day-to-day practices of Read more...

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