Aiding Democracy Abroad

Author: Thomas Carothers
Editor: Carnegie Endowment
ISBN: 0870033417
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Aid to promote democracy abroad has emerged as a major growth industry in recent years. Not only the United States but many other Western countries, international institutions, and private foundations today use aid to support democratic transitions in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Though extensive in scope, these activities remain little understood outside the realm of specialists. Debates among policymakers over democracy promotion oscillate between unhelpful poles of extreme skepticism and unrealistic boosterism, while the vast majority of citizens in aid-providing countries have little awareness of the democracy-building efforts their governments sponsor. Aiding Democracy Abroad is the first independent, comprehensive assessment of this important new field. Drawing on extensive field research and years of hands-on experience, Thomas Carothers examines democracy-aid programs relating to elections, political parties, governmental reform, rule of law, civil society, independent media, labor unions, decentralization, and other elements of what he describes as "the democracy template" that policymakers and aid officials apply around the world. Steering a careful path between the inflated claims of aid advocates and the exaggerated criticisms of their opponents, Carothers takes a hard look at what such programs achieve and how they can be improved.

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Canadian Slavonic Papers

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International Politics And Society

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Problems Of Post Communism

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The Despot S Accomplice

Author: Brian Klaas
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For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the world is steadily becoming less democratic. The true culprits are dictators and counterfeit democrats. But, argues Klaas, the West is also an accomplice, inadvertently assaulting pro-democracy forces abroad as governments in Washington, London and Brussels chase pyrrhic short-term economic and security victories. Friendly fire from Western democracies against democracy abroad is too high a price to pay for a myopic foreign policy that is ultimately making the world less prosperous, stable and democratic. The Despot's Accomplice draws on years of extensive interviews on the frontlines of the global struggle for democracy, from a poetry-reading, politician-kidnapping general in Madagascar to Islamist torture victims in Tunisia, Belarusian opposition activists tailed by the KGB, West African rebels, and tea-sipping members of the Thai junta. Cumulatively, their stories weave together a tale of a broken system at the root of democracy's global retreat.

Journal Of Dispute Resolution

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Forum For Development Studies

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Security Sector Reform

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The Survival And The Success Of Liberty

Author: Morton H. Halperin
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Over the course of the twentieth century, Americans came to embrace the defense and promotion of rights and democracy as a vital mission of U.S. foreign policy. But this popular view shifted during the George W. Bush administration. Bush's controversial crusade for democracy—one that came to be associated with unilateralism, invasion, alliance, expansion, and double standards—so tainted the notion of democracy promotion that many in the foreign policy establishment exhorted President Obama to abandon the practice. In this passionate and persuasive book, Morton Halperin and Michael Fuchs argue that abandoning the promotion of democracy would be a great mistake. Patient efforts over the past three decades have laid the foundations for a widening international commitment to sustain and expand the writ of democracy in the world. An American retreat to "realism" would only hearten the autocracies that rightly fear going the way of the dinosaurs. Halperin and Fuchs present new and proactive ideas for how the United States can and should help countries that are on the path to democracy and how it may help peoples struggling to establish a democratic regime. Advance praise for The Survival and the Success of Liberty"Morton Halperin has been one of Washington's smartest strategic thinkers and once again, inThe Survival and the Success of Liberty, he shows us why. He illustrates a critical point: America benefits when more countries are democratic, and democracies should help each other not just to vote, but also to deliver what their people need."— Madeleine K. Albright, 64th U.S. Secretary of State "Fresh in its insights and yet deeply informed by history, this book provides a viable andprogressive alternative to the hubris and hypocrisy that has undermined previous American approaches to democracy promotion."— Larry Diamond, senior fellow, Hoover Institution and Freeman Spogli Institute, and director, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University "Honest, engaging, and deeply wise, it should be included in courses on U.S. foreign policy and read by all who care about making America's ideals more achievable.— Ted Widmer, senior research fellow, American Strategy Program, New America Foundation, and director of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University

Democracy At Dawn

Author: Frederick Quinn
Editor: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9780890967867
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Quinn also recalls in fascinating detail his encounters with the new leaders of the region, such as Georgia's Edouard Shevardnadze.

Defending Democracy

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Democracy And Donors In Indonesia

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Democracy Good Governance

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Dilemmas Of Democracy In Latin America

Author: Howard J. Wiarda
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Ultimately it is only with a renewed approach to U.S. policy - one that includes respectfully engaging with the myriad histories and cultures of the region - that we can hope to encourage strong and effective democratic traditions."--Jacket.

Exporting U S Criminal Justice

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Exporting U.S. criminal justice: Crime, development, and empire after the Cold War.

Building Peace And Democracy Or Organizing Exit

Author: Stuard Shaw
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Since the early 1990s the United Nations has accepted the liberal democratic peace thesis and adopted the democratic reconstruction model as a modus operandi for its peacebuilding endeavours. Internationally administered elections have played a central, but not unproblematic, role in these missions. Are post-conflict elections really designed to establish democracy or do they simply provide an exit strategy for international actors? This book seeks to answer this question by exploring and evaluating how the UN's use of elections has changed since the end of the Cold War. It offers in-depth analysis of UN missions to Cambodia and East Timor, two of the most important examples of international attempts at implementing democracy in post-conflict situations. The book is addressed to political science students and researchers with an interest in peacekeeping and peacebuilding, democratization and the United Nations."

Democratic Peace In Theory And Practice

Author: Steven W. Hook
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Historical patterns suggest that democratic governments, which often fight wars against authoritarian regimes, maintain peaceful relationships with other governments that uphold political freedoms and empower their civil societies. This timely collection of essays by leading scholars examines how democracies maintain relationships and how democratic principles are spread throughout the world.

African Democracies And African Politics

Author: M.A. Mohamed Salih
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Detailed study of how Western- style democracy has been imposed upon Africa, ignoring the indigenous politics of the region, resulting in violent conflicts

Democratic Governance

Author: Séverine Bellina
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The contributors to this book, drawn from among some of the worlds best area studies specialists, from North and South, offer a diverse global critique of governance as deployed in several key areas: institutions and state actors; the rule of law, democracy and human rights; decentralisation and state power; development and, last but not least, international cooperation and the role of the World Bank, the IMF and NGOs. The geographical spread of the volume ranges from Africa to Latin America, from Asia to the Middle East.