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The Influence of the International Context Upon the Choice of National Institutions and Policies in Neo‐Democracies

Philippe C. Schmitter

in The International Dimensions of Democratization

Second edition

Published in print June 2001 | ISBN: 9780199243754
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600333 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199243751.003.0002

Series: Oxford Studies in Democratization

 The Influence of the International Context Upon the Choice of National Institutions and Policies in Neo‐Democracies

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Explores the extent to which foreign relations factors, both regional and global, can affect the constraints imposed on, or the opportunities exploited by, nascent democracies. To the threefold classification of ‘contagion, control, and consent’ outlined in the preceding chapter, it adds a fourth category of ‘conditionality’, which elaborates a wider matrix of unilateral/multilateral and coercive/voluntary external influences. It then reviews the historical pattern of stages, phases, and sequences of democratization, explaining how conditionality has added new elements to the fourth and the current wave of democratization.

Keywords: conditionality; democratization

Chapter.  11523 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Politics

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