The European Union and Democracy Promotion
A Critical Global Assessment
Individual case studies review the background and discuss the current state of initiatives in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Ukraine, Central Asia, Morocco, Iraq and the Persian Gulf, and Nigeria. The contributors identify lessons from each instance and offer concrete policy recommendations for strengthening the EU's efforts to promote democracy. Together, these assessments show that EU member states are less invested in promoting political change in third world nations, suggesting that the EU is failing to live up to its ideals.
Designed to spur debate on how to incorporate democracy and human rights initiatives into the mainstream foreign policy of the EU and its member states, this study challenges the standard view that the EU has established itself as a distinctive normative power.
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"This book can be used as a handbook for political science students in order to have a better understanding of the European Union's commitment to democratisation attempts around the world."—Nihan Akincilar, Political Studies Review
"A rare cross-regional analysis, this book is a potentially important corrective to the dominant view of EU foreign policy in the area of democracy promotion."—Lucan A. Way, University of Toronto
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