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

Promoting Democracy and the Rule of Law


Amichai Magen, Thomas Risse, Michael McFaul – 2009

Are Americans and Europeans united or divided over the goal of promoting democracy and the rule of law around the globe? What strategies and instruments do they wield in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East in an effort to achieve these goals? And what do their successes and failures reveal both about the challenge of encouraging the spread of freedom and the nature of American and European foreign policies in the 21st century? These are some of the pressing questions tackled in this volume by a distinguished group of analysts from both sides of the Atlantic. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the authors demonstrate in detail that the U.S. and the EU share many common features in their democracy promotion strategies, including shared 'double standards'. This is a much anticipated study – one that provides the first systematic, comparative analysis of American and European efforts to transform governance in developing countries.

Promoting Democracy and the Rule of Law: American and European Strategies
Palgrave Macmillan
Nordamerika, Europa, Demokratie, Rule of Law, Governance-Theorie, Teilprojekt A1
ISBN 978-0230220065



Foreword: R.Morningstar

Introduction: American and European Strategies to Promote Democracy: A.Magen & M.A.McFaul

Venus Approaching Mars? The EU’s Approaches to Democracy Promotion in Comparative Perspective: T.A.Börzel & T.Risse

Governance and Foreign Assistance: D.M.Girod, S.D.Krasner & K.Stoner Weiss

Europe, the United States, and Middle Eastern Democracy: R.Youngs & T.Cofman Wittes

Comparing EU and US Democracy: Promotion in the Mediterranean and the Newly Independent States: V.van Hüllen & A.Stahn

Democracy or Stability? EU and US Engagement in the Southern Caucasus: T.A.Börzel, Y.Pamuk & A.Stahn

Latin America is Different: Transatlantic Discord on How to Promote Democracy in ‘Problematic’ Countries: S.Gratius & T.Legler

U.S. and EU Strategies to Promote Democracy in Indonesia: R.Kleinfeld

Conclusions: Towards Transatlantic Democracy Promotion?: T.Risse