Conflicting Objectives in Democracy Promotion: Do All Good Things Go Together? - Democratization Special Issues (Paperback)
  • Conflicting Objectives in Democracy Promotion: Do All Good Things Go Together? - Democratization Special Issues (Paperback)
zoom

Conflicting Objectives in Democracy Promotion: Do All Good Things Go Together? - Democratization Special Issues (Paperback)

(editor), (editor), (editor)
£31.99
Paperback 222 Pages / Published: 23/08/2018
  • In stock
  • Free UK delivery

UK delivery within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

The agenda of external actors often includes a number of objectives that do not necessarily and automatically go together. Fostering security and stability in semi-authoritarian regimes collides with policies aimed at the support of processes of democratization prone to conflict and destabilization. Meanwhile, the promotion of national self-determination and political empowerment might lead to forms of democracy, partially incompatible with liberal understandings. These conflicting objectives are often problematized as challenges to the effectiveness of international democracy promotion.

This book presents systematic research about their emergence and effects. The contributing authors investigate (post-) conflict societies, developing countries, and authoritarian regimes in Southeast Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. They identify the socio-economic and political conditions in the recipient country, the interaction between international and local actors, and the capacity of international and local actors as relevant for explaining the emergence of conflicting objectives. And they empirically show that faced with conflicting objectives donors either use a 'wait and see'-approach (i.e. not to act to overcome such conflicts), they prioritize security, state-building and development over democracy, or they compromise democracy promotion with other goals. However, convincing strategies for dealing with such conflicts still need to be devised.

This book was published as a special issue of Democratization.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138383272
Number of pages: 222
Weight: 453 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm

You may also be interested in...

Utopia
Added to basket
£11.00
Paperback
The Prince
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
The Prince
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
On Anarchism
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
The Social Contract
Added to basket
The Righteous Mind
Added to basket
Capital
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
I Am Malala
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Republic
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Ukraine Diaries
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
A Spy Among Friends
Added to basket
The Prince
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Communist Manifesto
Added to basket
The Communist Manifesto
Added to basket
The Communist Manifesto
Added to basket
Making Sense of the Troubles
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.