Lise Morjé Howard

Lise Morjé Howard is associate professor of government at Georgetown University. She is the author of UN Peacekeeping in Civil Wars (2008), which won the 2010 Best Book Award from the Academic Council on the UN System.

October 2012, Volume 23, Issue 4

The Ethnocracy Trap

A political system in which power is formally divided among ethnic or sectarian groups may seem like a good idea in conflict-ridden societies, but it bears a high price and makes true democratic transition harder to achieve.