Conclusions: Towards Transatlantic Democracy Promotion?

Cover: Promoting Democracy and the Rule of Law. American and European Strategies

Cover: Promoting Democracy and the Rule of Law. American and European Strategies

Thomas Risse – 2009

With the end of the Cold War at the latest, democracy promotion has become a major foreign policy tool of international organizations as well as Western statecraft.1 As the introductory chapter of this volume points out, there are several reasons for this development. First, major powers have always tried to spread their own political, economic and social orders around the globe and to externalize their values. The US and Europe are no exceptions. With the systemic competition between Communism and liberal democracy over, democracy promotion has become even more significant in their respective foreign policies.

Title
Conclusions: Towards Transatlantic Democracy Promotion?
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Location
Basingstoke
Keywords
international organizations (IOs), state, democracy, Research Project A1
Date
2009
Identifier
ISBN 978-1-349-30559-9 (Print) ISBN 978-0-230-24452-8 (Online)
Source(s)
Appeared in
Magen, Amichai/Risse, Thomas/McFaul, Michael (eds.): Promoting Democracy and the Rule of Law. American and European Strategies, Governance and Limited Statehood Series, Basingstoke: 244-271.
Language
eng
Type
Text