Conflicting Objectives in Democracy Promotion: Do All Good by Julia Leininger

By Julia Leininger

The schedule of exterior actors usually incorporates a variety of pursuits that don't inevitably and instantly pass jointly. Fostering protection and balance in semi-authoritarian regimes collides with rules aimed toward the help of tactics of democratization liable to clash and destabilization. in the meantime, the advertising of nationwide self-determination and political empowerment may perhaps result in kinds of democracy, in part incompatible with liberal understandings. those conflicting ambitions are frequently problematized as demanding situations to the effectiveness of overseas democracy promoting. This publication provides systematic examine approximately their emergence and results. The contributing authors examine (post-) clash societies, constructing nations, and authoritarian regimes in Southeast Europe, Latin the US, Africa, and Asia. They establish the socio-economic and political stipulations within the recipient state, the interplay among overseas and native actors, and the skill of foreign and native actors as correct for explaining the emergence of conflicting pursuits. and so they empirically exhibit that confronted with conflicting ambitions donors both use a ?wait and see?-approach (i.e. to not act to beat such conflicts), they prioritize defense, state-building and improvement over democracy, or they compromise democracy advertising with different targets. even though, convincing innovations for facing such conflicts nonetheless must be devised.This ebook used to be released as a distinct factor of Democratization.

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