Democracy Promotion in the 1990s: Agency, Motives, and Strategy

Richard Youngs

in The European Union and the Promotion of Democracy

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780199249794
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600357 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Democratization

 Democracy Promotion in the 1990s: Agency, Motives, and Strategy

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This chapter outlines the evolving international relations theory over the nature of international actors’ agency in promoting democratization. It explores the strengths and weaknesses of different strategies for encouraging political change, and examines the issue of political conditionality. The relationship between Western security and the spread of democracy is analysed.

Keywords: democracy; democratization; international relations; political conditionality; security

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Subjects: Politics

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