International Democracy Assistance For Peacebuilding: Cambodia and Beyond by Sorpong PeouInternational Democracy Assistance For Peacebuilding: Cambodia and Beyond by Sorpong Peou

International Democracy Assistance For Peacebuilding: Cambodia and Beyond

bySorpong Peou

Hardcover | October 23, 2007

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This book seeks to explain why international donors may succeed in putting war-torn countries on the path of democratic transition and negative peace, but fail to consolidate the gains they make. Cambodia provides an excellent example for international peace builders: the donor community spent billions of dollars rebuilding the country between 1992 and 2006, but democracy remains unconsolidated and may even be receding towards "electoral dictatorship." Critical of neo-institutionalism, but sympathetic to historical and normative institutionalism, this book advances a theory called "complex realist institutionalism" to explain the limits of international democracy assistance to post-war societies.
SORPONG PEOU is Professor of International Security at Sophia University, Japan. He has written on Cambodian politics, international peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and regional security in Pacific Asia.
Title:International Democracy Assistance For Peacebuilding: Cambodia and BeyondFormat:HardcoverDimensions:261 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:October 23, 2007Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230521371

ISBN - 13:9780230521377


Table of Contents

Introduction * PART I: THE ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK * Democratic Regime Consolidation & International Democracy Assistance * Institutional Structure & Structural Challenges * Research Methodology: Cambodia as Case Study * PART II: POWER VS. DEMOCRATIC CONSOLIDATION * Electoral Procedural Rules under Constraint * Liberal Norms under Stress * Liberty under Pressure * PART III: THE LIMITS OF INSTITUTIONALIZATION * State Institutions' Underdevelopment * Political Society's Underdevelopment * Civil Society's Underdevelopment * PART IV: STRUCTURAL CHALLENGES TO INSTITUTIONALIZATION * Non-Material Constraints * Economic Impediments * Political Impediments * PART V: THE LIMITS OF DEMOCRACY ASSISTANCE * Limits of Assistance for Institution Building * Limits of Economic Assistance * Limits of Political Assistance * Conclusion: Toward Complex Realist Institutionalism