New democracies are uniquely positioned to promote democratic values and have a competitive advantage in the global democracy assistance industry.
This book examines the attempts of one group of young democracies, from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), to channel this pro-democracy agenda into both national and European foreign policy and development support. It looks at how CEE is `upstream' changing the EU on crucial policy issues as part of the common foreign and security policy. Furthermore, it tracks the process whereby imported ideas and norms are recycled for further export `downstream', and how these concepts are received in countries outside of the EU including the post-Soviet space, the Western Balkans, the Middle East and North Africa region and Central Asia.
This text will be of key interest to scholars, students and practitioners of democratisation studies, European Union studies, comparative politics, international relations, international development, European politics, as well as area/regional studies.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 18 mm
This book is timely and useful. It recognizes and appreciates the role of the new(er) EU member states in defining and determining the foreign policy of the Union. Their own rich and complex experience with transformation, consolidation and modernization after a long period of totalitarianism provides the primary motivation for helping and assisting others in their struggle for democratic, stable, predictable and prosperous societies. I would like to commend the authors for their efforts, which will certainly help students, scholars and all those who are interested in our part of Europe and this particular part of our history to deepen their understanding. - Miroslav Lajcak, Deputy Prime Minister Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic